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Robber makes foiled attempt on cash van

Robber makes foiled attempt on cash van

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Crime Scene Cleanup_full.jpg(CNS): A single gunman attempted to rob a security guard on Friday evening as he was taking cash to an armoured cash van outside the Foster’s Countryside Shopping Centre in Savannah. At around 7.30pm as the guard left the supermarket carrying a cash bag and headed towards the security vehicle, a man carrying what was believed to be a handgun approached him and demanded he hand over the cash bag. A struggle ensued and the would-be robber failed to get the money bag and ran off empty handed towards Hirst Road, police reported.

Although the guard was shaken by the attack, he was not physically injured and no shots were fired.

Police officers immediately attended the scene and commenced a search of the area for the offender but there was no trace o him. The RCIPS confirmed that no arrests have been made at this time but police are looking for the suspect who is 5'9" in height with light brown skin, medium build, believed to be in his mid-forties. He was wearing blue jeans, a black T shirt and a black baseball cap.

Anyone who was in the area at the relevant time and has information which could assist the police is asked to contact Bodden Town Police Station on 947 2220/40, the RCIPS Tip-Line 949-7777 or the Confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).

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