Appeal After Cash In Transit Robbery, Selby Road, Halton, Leeds

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Police are appealing for information following a cash in transit robbery in Leeds this morning.

At 7.59am today, officers were called to the incident in the car park of the Lidl store, in Selby Road, Halton.

A security guard carrying a cashbox was approached by a masked man armed with a baseball bat.

He struck him with the bat and took the box to a nearby car driven by a second man.

The security dye exploded when the suspects opened the box in the car forcing them to leave the box and cash behind.

Detective Inspector Michael Herbert, of Leeds District CID, said: “The security guard received minor injuries and was left badly shaken by this attack.

“The car involved and possibly the suspects are likely to be heavily stained from the red dye pack going off at the scene.

“We are carrying out enquiries to identify the suspects and trace the car used and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, particularly anyone with relevant phone or dashcam footage.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210488259 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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