SAN LEANDRO – Police are investigating the shooting and robbery of an armored truck security guard at the Kaiser Medical Center in San Leandro on Wednesday morning.
San Leandro Police confirmed the shooting occurred outside the Kaiser campus located at 2500 Merced Street around 11:40 a.m. The GardaWorld security guard, who was driving an armored vehicle, was injured and is in critical condition.
Footage from Chopper 5 showed a number of San Leandro police units in the hospital parking lot with an area around the GardaWorld vehicle cordoned off with yellow crime scene tape. The suspect took an item from the armored vehicle and fled the scene.
In a statement Wednesday evening, police said the guard was leaving the hospital with a messenger bag carrying money when he was shot. The suspect was believed to have fled the scene in a waiting vehicle.
Police said that certain portions of the hospital were on lockdown as a precaution while police collected evidence. Police said there was no threat to the area.
“Based on what we know at this time, this was a brazen daytime shooting on the Kaiser Hospital campus. We are grateful no one else was injured during the commission of this crime, but words cannot express how tragic this is,” Lt. Matthew Barajas said.
The guard has been identified as a 60-year-old man, who has been with the company for nearly 40 years.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the San Leandro Police Department by calling 510-277-2740.