Earlier today two robbers managed to steal a full cash box after pouncing on an unaware security guard. A ‘substantial sum of money’ has said to be stolen.
The raid happened outside the Co-operative store in Fallings Park, Wolverhampton at 9.55am this morning.
The security guard was left with minor injuries, and witnesses have come forward regarding the robbery, stating that two men fled the scene in a dark coloured car. They were wearing facemasks.
The incident once again highlights the vigilance that all security guards must have, as a normal day at work can very quickly turn. For many working security guards, who often believe it will never happen to them – you can never ever be sure of that.
The police quickly cordoned off the scene with forensic teams currently at the site. The police did manage to lockdown surrounding roads within a short time of the crime, however the robbers had already made their getaway.
Hopefully CCTV may be able to help however. Camera footage has been taken and will be examined as part of the investigation.
Detective Sergeant Nick Walton from Wolverhampton CID said: “At this time we do not believe any weapons were used and the guard received a minor injury and has been left shaken by this frightening ordeal.”
A Co-operative spokesman said: “We are working with the police and would appeal for anyone with information to come forward.”
Witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 111 555
Are thoughts must go to the security guard who clearly went through a very frightening ordeal today. Thankfully the forced used was minimum. However, it serves as another reminder of the dangers of being a security guard, and what you must be prepared for when taking on such a role.