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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Police arrested six men Wednesday morning in connection with the armed robbery of a Brink’s truck in July.

"They had masks. They had gloves. They came at the armored car from two different locations. So, it was well-planned, teamwork wise," explained High Point Police Chief Marty Sumner.

Police say one of the suspects made a 911 call minutes before the heist to report a different, fake bank robbery to distract cops.

Detectives believe the group is responsible for three to five other robberies in Greensboro, including two at Food Lions in Greensboro, one on July 7, the other on July 15.

Three of the men were arrested at the Suburban Lodge in Greensboro, where police say they found counterfeit money, fake IDs and guns. Police say they even confiscated a stolen motorcycle during the arrests.

“There’s just so many opportunities for something to go wrong the more elaborate it gets. Quite honestly, the more people know about something, the likelihood of someone else outside of the circle knowing about it multiples every time you get another person involved," explained Chief Sumner.

The six suspects have been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery. Each is being held in Guilford County Jail on $1 million bond.

Two of the six men are brothers and one is wanted in California on a drug-related offense.