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Canada suspect in armored car shootings in court

Thursday - 6/21/2012, 12:11pm  ET

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The suspect in an armored car heist at a Canadian university that left three armed guards dead has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

Travis Baumgartner, 21, appeared in court Thursday. He also faces four counts of robbery using a firearm.

Baumgartner is accused of shooting four colleagues in a G4S Cash Solutions crew that was re-loading bank machines at a University of Alberta mall last week. Three guards died. The fourth is in critical condition.

Police say Baumgartner was carrying $330,000 in cash and no passport when he was arrested by U.S. border officials Saturday near a border crossing in Lynden, Washington.


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