Security guard threatened with weapon during cash-in-transit robbery outside school

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after a cash-in-transit robbery in Salford. A security guard was threatened with a weapon while he tried to lock himself in his van during the ‘frightening’ ordeal near a primary school. Detectives said a man parked up on Greenland Street, just outside Willow Tree Primary School, before approaching the victim’s van.

The security guard tried to lock himself in his vehicle, but the man stopped him and threatened him. The guard handed over the cash box before the man ran away, in the direction of Eccles Road. The robbery took place at around 10.30am on Sunday, February 4.

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to (Image: GMP)

Det Con Philip Kumeta of GMP’s Salford team, said: “It is frightening that the guard was threatened and had money taken so violently when he was simply doing his job.

“We have released images of a man we wish to speak to in connection with the incident, but we need the public’s help in identifying who the man is. “If you know something that could help with our enquiries, or saw something that stood out from the ordinary, please contact police as soon as you can.” Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5461 or 101, quoting incident number 721 of February 4.

Reports can also be made to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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