$105,000 reward offered in 2015 slaying of armored truck guard

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

HOUSTON - A reward of $105,000 is being offered for information that leads to solving the case of an armored truck guard who was gunned down during a robbery three years ago outside of a west Houston bank.

For the first time since his Feb. 12, 2015, death, the family of Alvin Kinney spoke about the man they described as their foundation. 

“It’s been a long three years for us,” said Rosalind Kinney, Alvin Kinney's widow. “No one can ever fill the void for Alvin.”

Investigators said Alvin Kinney, 60, was loading a money bin into the truck about 2 p.m. at the Capitol One Bank on Westheimer Road near Chimney Rock Road, when three people wearing body armor and masks approached Kinney and opened fire on him and his partner. His partner returned fire, but Kinney was killed.

The gunmen fled in a stolen pickup, but it was later found abandoned.

In the days that followed, authorities released a sketch of a man who was described as one of the three gunmen.

Rosalind Kinney said her husband of 27 years had worked as a Brinks guard for 20 years and never had a problem. She said that she had reservations about talking to the media, but she hopes she can help shine a light on the case and bring his killer to justice.

“It’s time for us to know what happened to Alvin,” Rosalind Kinney said.

Investigators said they believe the same truck was used in a similar robbery in the summer of 2014. The same group is also believed to be connected to another armored truck heist in early 2014, they said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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