CBP agents nab car murder suspect

Published on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Lynden have arrested a Canadian man wanted in connection with an armored-car robbery that left three security guards dead and another critically wounded.

CBP agents apprehended 21-year-old Travis Brandon Baumgartner shortly after 3 p.m. on June 16 as he was attempting to enter the U.S. at the Lynden port of entry. Baumgartner was driving a blue Ford F-150 pickup truck with Alberta license plates taken from his mother’s car. The computer sounded the alert that he was considered armed and dangerous and wanted in connection with a June 15 armored-car robbery on the University of Alberta campus in Edmonton. Baumgartner shot his fellow security guards as they were preparing to refill ATMs on the campus.

CBP agents searched Baumgartner’s vehicle and found $330,000 in Canadian funds but no weapons. Baumgartner was expected to make a court appearance in Edmonton this week.