Masked raider robs cash security van at Tesco in Leicester

Police are appealing for help after a masked robber raided a cash security van in Leicester.

The incident happened at 8am yesterday morning (Tuesday 2 January). A cash box was stolen from a security guard outside Tesco Express in Humberstone Lane.

It’s believed the van had arrived to top up the cash machine at the store.

The suspect was described as medium build, around 5ft 6ins tall and wearing dark coloured clothing, gloves and a scarf covering the lower part of his face.

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After snatching the cash box he ran off along Trevino Drive in Rushey Mead, where he left the scene in a brown /gold coloured car.

The security guard was not injured in the incident.

Police have said their enquiries are in the very early stages.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Leicestershire Police on 101 and quote incident 78 of 2 January.

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