The Enderby branch of Barclays Bank was closed today (17th March) following an attack on a G4S security man.
Leicestershire Police report money was stolen and are appealing for information.
The Leicester Mercury reports that a security guard was attacked and robbed while delivering cash to the bank in the morning.
The paper goes on to report that the guard was attacked and threatened outside the Bank in Broad Street, Enderby shortly before midday.
In an appeal issued on the 20th March, police said:
A security van driver was making a delivery of cash to Barclays bank in Broad Street at around 11.20am on Friday 17 March.
He was approached by two men, one of which hit him on the arm with a crowbar, before they made off with a quantity of cash into a silver Ford Fiesta which was waiting with a driver nearby.
The Fiesta was later found abandoned in Mill Lane, Enderby.
The driver sustained a minor injury to his arm and didn’t have medical treatment.
Officers are looking at CCTV at neighbouring properties and appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident.
One of the firm’s guards was pushed to the ground outside the bank. He suffered cuts and grazes to his hands and arms.
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The bank opened for business as normal on Monday 20th.
There is speculation that the thieves will be disappointed because cash in transit is usually protected by dye rendering the haul unusable.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw the silver Ford Fiesta parked in the area and the three people inside to get in touch. Did anyone see it being abandoned? Does anyone know who the suspects are?
All calls will be treated in confidence.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 4274 Jenny Allsop on 101 quoting crime number 17*113514.