Robbers snatch PO guard’s cash box
ASECURITY guard was “pushed up against a shop window” by a pair of robbers who snatched a Post Office cash box and made off from the scene in Crosby.
Police were called to College Road at around 11.55am on Tuesday, May 15 after a report was received of a robbery outside the post office.
Two men are believed to have approached a security guard and pushed him, before taking a cash box. The guard was treated at the scene but is not believed to have sustained any serious injuries.
Eric Moran, who owns the post office, said: “They pushed the driver of the post office van up against the window of the shop.
“I think there were two offenders who made off with the cash box in a red car. I think the car was dumped around the corner in College Avenue. The police arrived within minutes.
“An ambulance then arrived and checked the driver out. He did not appear to be injured but taken. CCTV, witness and forensic enquiries are ongoing at the scene.
Enquiries are also ongoing to establish how the men arrived and made off from the scene.
Merseyside Police are appealing for information and witnesses or anyone with details that could help officers in their investigation are being asked to come forward, either by messaging @MerpolCC, calling 101 with reference 268, or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555111.
seemed a bit shaken.” No-one was taken to hospital. Rachel Gilbertson, 24, arrived when police were at the scene carrying out enquiries. She said other witnesses in a nearby shop told her a red car pulled up outside before the men jumped out.
The witnesses allegedly described seeing the men confronting the security guard and snatching the security box of cash from him, before fleeing down the road and jumping back in the car and speeding off.
Rachel said: “It’s normally busy with shoppers and it’s a closeknit community, so the scene was quite busy with ambulance and police cars and everyone was wondering what was going on.
“A lot of people seemed concerned, and it’s scary how things like this are happening on your doorstep in broad daylight when everyone is going about their daily business.”
It is unclear at this point how much money may have been snatched when the cash box was Police at the scene on College Road