Rob­bers snatch PO guard’s cash box

Midweek Visiter - - News - BY EMILIA BONA emil­i­abona@reach­plc.com @SeftonE­cho

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

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