Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following the report of a cash in transit robbery that happened in Blaby on the morning of Monday November 12.
The incident happened at about 6.20am in Enderby Road, when two security guards were making a delivery to a cash point.
The guards were approached by two men, threatened and one of the guards was then hit on the head. The two suspects then took a cash box and ran to the Waitrose car park nearby.
No-one was injured during the incident, but one guard was checked by paramedics at the scene.
The two men were dressed in dark clothing and wearing balaclavas.
Detective Constable Grover Campbell, the investigating officer, said:
“Thankfully the guards in this case were not injured, but were understandably left shaken and upset. We are now doing all we can to locate those responsible and hope that members of the public will be able to help us.
“We are currently gathering all the information we can about the incident and potential weapons used by the offenders, however we do know that they did not use firearms.
“In order for us to get all the information possible we need to speak to witnesses and anyone with information. We are particularly keen to speak to a man who was jogging in the area at the time of the robbery. He was wearing a high visibility jacket and we believe that he may be able to help us with our enquiries.
“If you have any information that can help us with our investigation please call us immediately.”
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact DC 357 Grover Campbell on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 0357. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.
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