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An armored vehicle courier is hospitalized after a group of unknown suspects robbed the vehicle in front of the Save-A-Lot grocery store in Oxon Hill, shooting the courier while taking an unknown amount of cash.

The incident happened just after 1 p.m. Tuesday, when Prince George's police received a call for a shooting in the 6300 block of Livingston Road.

The armored car, owned by Sweden-based company Loomis Armored, was in the process of transporting cash from the Save-A-Lot to the armored vehicle when the suspects appeared.

"There was a confrontation between the employees and the suspects and the suspects obtained an undetermined amount of cash," said Lt. Bill Alexander, a county police spokesman.

Alexander said a four-door silver or gray car drove up next to the armored vehicle and three or four males got out, at least one wielding a handgun, and demanded money from the couriers.

At one point, a suspect shot one of the Loomis employees, and the suspects drove away.

Police said the victim was taken to an area hospital where he remains in serious condition from a gunshot wound to his upper body.

Alexander said police are now trying to determine how much money may have been taken.

He said police are canvassing the area in search for the suspects and reviewing surveillance camera footage for leads in the investigation.

No other injuries were reported, police said.

Save-A-Lot closed following the incident and a store security guard said the store will stay closed for the remainder of Tuesday.

djgross@gazette.net