3 arrested after robbing armored truck driver at gunpoint

(PHOTO: Salisbury Police Dept.)

SALISBURY, Md. – Three men are facing life in prison after robbing an armored truck driver at gunpoint back in January, officials say.

Orneth Patrick South, age 48, of Charlotte, North Carolina; Ryan Shevin Smith, age 38, of Princess Anne, Maryland; and Michael D. Watts, age 42, of Brooklyn, New York, have been charged and arrested in connection with the robbery of an armored vehicle in Salisbury, Maryland on January 22, 2018, prosecutors say.

Police say they responded to an armed robbery of a Loomis Armored vehicle on January 22 around 7:15 a.m. The truck was parked at a State Employees’ Credit Union in Salisbury.

The driver was servicing an ATM when three men approached him and demanded money from the ATM as well as the armored vehicle, police say. The driver was disarmed of his service handgun and restrained.

The men face up to 20 years in prison for the robbery and life in prison for the firearm charge.