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Failed cashbox robbery injures security guard on Sidcup High Street

PUBLISHED: 16:51 25 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:13 25 July 2017

Sidcup High Street. Photo: Derek Hope

Sidcup High Street. Photo: Derek Hope

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Police were called to the scene

A security driver carrying a cash box full of money was taken to hospital after a violent attempted robbery this afternoon.

Police were called to Sidcup High Street around midday after a man tried to grab the cash box while the G4S worker was carrying it to the HSBC branch.

Witnesses reported seeing a police cordon around the area at the junction with Station Road.

The suspect made off from the scene before he could be captured, and police are yet to make any arrests.

One eyewitness claimed the suspect had climbed out of a car before launching a violent attack on the guard to try and get hold of the bag, before getting back in to the passenger seat to make his getaway empty handed

Head of operational risk for G4S cash solutions, Gareth Skinner, said: “One of our cash couriers was the victim of a violent attack during a routine service on Sidcup High Street.

“While our colleague has been taken to hospital as a precautionary measure, he has not suffered any serious injuries but understandably has been shaken by the attack.

“We are working closely with London Metropolitan Police and I would urge anyone who may have been nearby and seen this attack to get in touch with the police or dial 101 so that those behind it can be brought to justice.”

Enquiries continue.

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