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Monday, 02 July 2012 13:21

A security guard was carrying a secure cash box from the Co-op store in Midanbury on the afternoon of Thursday, June 28 when he was threatened by another man, who then made off with the box. It was later recovered in a bin near flats in Kingsdown Way when it couldn't be opened – and police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Police understand that the robber had been dropped-off with another man in Edge Hill Road by a third man driving a grey or brown saloon.

The robber was described as a white man with blond hair, of skinny build and around 5ft 6ins to 6ft in height. He was wearing a bright blue hooded top with white drawstrings, blue jeans, white trainers.

The second man was seen walking towards the supermarket as the robbery took place – between 3.15pm and 3.25pm.

He's described as a white male of skinny build and approximately 5ft 4ins in height. He was wearing a dark hooded top.

A spokesperson for Sunwin Services Group said: “I can confirm that one of our cash in transit vehicles was targeted on Thursday (28 June) by thieves.

“Nobody was injured in the attack, and no cash was taken.  We are currently helping police with their enquiries.”

Detective Constable Martin Timmis of Bitterne CID, said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who saw the offence taking place. It happened at a busy time of day, along a regular bus route and close to a bus stop.

“In particular we’d like to hear from anyone who saw the offenders in a car either before the offence or afterwards.

“We believe that the answer to this investigation lies within the local community and these offenders will be known to local people.

“We have a team of detectives investigating this crime and patrols from the local neighbourhood team have been stepped up in the area.”

Anyone with information is asked to call DC Timmis on 101.

Alternatively, call the Crimestoppers charity line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.


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