Masked men carry out cash van robbery in Shrewsbury

A guard was robbed of a cash box and attacked during a cash van robbery in Shrewsbury on Tuesday afternoon.

Two men in balaclavas and dressed in dark clothing approached a guard as he was returning to his security van and assaulted him at around 2.40pm.

The men managed to take a cash box before leaving in a black Seat Leon. The vehicle is believed to have travelled down Sundorne Road and onto Moston Road. It was recovered shortly afterwards near some garages on Albert Gardens.

The victim did not suffer serious injuries but was left shaken up by the incident.

Enquiries are ongoing but officers are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time.

Inspector Charles Parker said: “A thorough investigation has been launched following this incident, and we are thankful that nobody was injured.

“We are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. Any information, no matter how small, could be significant to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 339S of 13 February.