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GLENDALE, Ariz. - Police searching for a man who shot an armored truck employee during a robbery near the entrance of a Walmart in Glendale on Sunday afternoon now say the suspect might have have an accomplice -- a getaway driver.
Police Sgt. Brent Coombs says the armored truck employee was dropping off and picking up items at the store located near 56th Avenue and Northern Avenue when he was attacked by a man who was described by witnesses as an adult black male.
The man shot the armored truck employee in the leg and the hand and then possibly fled the scene in a small red sport utility vehicle.
They said surveillance video shows the suspect in the red SUV stopping next to a silver sedan in the corner of the parking lot. A few seconds later, that sedan left the scene.
Authorities believe the shooter took a black bag from the employee but they are not sure what was inside.
The employee was taken to a local hospital and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers cleared the store and interviewed witnesses.
The outstanding suspect is described as a black male in his 20s. He's between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall and has long braids.