Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 7, 2007
This morning, two Loomis employees were shot and killed while servicing an ATM on the northeast side of Philadelphia. The two were part of a three-person team operating out of the company's Pennsauken, New Jersey, branch. The third crew member was the driver of the vehicle and remained in the vehicle to radio for help, pursuant to established security procedures. He is in good condition after suffering cuts from shards of glass as a result of bullets fired by the attacker at the vehicle.
The two men killed were William Widmaier and Joseph Alullo. Mr. Widmaier joined the company in 1989. Prior to joining Loomis, he served as a Philadelphia police officer for 23 years. William leaves behind his wife and adult children. Mr. Alullo has been with the company for four years. Previously, he served as a patrol sergeant for the Philadelphia Police Department for over 20 years. Joe leaves behind his wife and three daughters.
"We are of course deeply saddened by the loss of our two teammates today," said Cal Murri, President of Loomis US. "These were experienced, dependable guys who have dedicated a great part of their lives to serving their community. It is a terrible loss for us all. Our deepest sympathy goes to the families of these fine men."
An investigation is presently underway to apprehend the assailants. Loomis is cooperating fully with law enforcement authorities. On Friday morning, the company will provide further information.
About Loomis: Loomis is the cash handling services division of Securitas AB, a world leader in security. Loomis offers secure and efficient cash distribution, processing and recycling solutions for financial institutions, retailers and other commercial enterprises through an international network of 440 operating locations in 11 European countries and the US. Loomis employs approximately 20,000 people.
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