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Chicago man charged in Indiana armored truck robbery

Photo released by the FBI shows surveillance of robbery.

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Chicago man has been charged in the robbery of more than $600,000 from a Brinks armored truck in Hammond, Indiana.

The Chicago Tribune reports from court records that Akeem Jackson appeared Thursday in federal court in Hammond.

The truck's driver was servicing a bank ATM on April 28 when he was held up at gunpoint by three people. Police were told that three bags of cash were taken. A shot also reportedly was fired at the truck.

Court documents state that Jackson was employed as a Brinks truck driver but was fired in 2016 "for failing to appear at work."

Jackson faces a detention hearing Friday. He was arrested after police received a tip about suspects in the armored truck robbery.

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