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Nash County armored truck driver, wife held at gunpoint

Posted April 4, 2011 5:23 p.m. EDT
Updated April 4, 2011 6:17 p.m. EDT

— Authorities are looking for two people who held an armored truck driver and his wife a gunpoint in their Nash County home last week. 

Police said the pair forced their way into the home of Wesley Joyner and his wife last Wednesday. 

“When she opened the door, they put a gun to her face and pushed her back. Then, they tied both of them up with duct tape,” said Sarah Joyner, a relative of Wesley Joyner.

Sarah Joyner was the first family member Wesley Joyner called after he was able to get free.

“When I got here, he got to the door, and he was all bound up,” Sarah Joyner said.

She said the thieves told Wesley Joyner that they had been following him and knew he worked for Loomis armed trucking company. They demanded the keys and codes for his armored truck.

“They told him they had been following him all day,” Sarah Joyner said.

The robbers left the home with two cell phones and a set of keys that included a key to the armored truck. They also took Wesley Joyner’s wife.

“They told him they were going to take her with them and that, if they got to Loomis and everything was like he told them, they would let her go, but if not, they would kill her,” Sarah Joyner said.

Instead, the intruders left the woman in a neighbor’s garage.

Deputies are still looking for the intruders and have only a vague description of them. One was described was a 6-foot-tall man with a medium build. He wore a mask and gloves. The second suspect was a woman about 5-foot-7 with glasses and brown, stringy hair.

The victims said they had never seen the pair before.