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Larkfield: London Road cordoned off while police investigate security van threat

By Claire McWethy

Police are appealing for witnesses after the driver of a security van was threatened in Larkfield, prompting officers to put the road on lockdown.

Larkfield Road, off London Road, in Larkfield, was sealed off at around 10.30am after the G4S van was targeted as it waited outside a row of banks.

The driver of a cash delivery security van returned to his vehicle to find a written demand for cash that had been placed in the door by unknown offenders.

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A police officer stands guard at the edge of the cordon

A police officer stands guard at the edge of the cordon

Picture Andy Payton

Picture: Andy Payton

No cash was stolen and enquiries are underway.

Half a dozen police officers were at the scene this afternoon, while forensic investigators carried out work.

Head of Operational Risk for G4S Cash Solutions, Gareth Skinner said: "Following an incident involving a G4S vehicle in Larkfield on Wednesday 1 November at around 10.30am, police were called and are in attendance on site. G4S is assisting with their inquiries.” 

Police and forensic investigators at the scene

Police and forensic investigators at the scene

There was speculation the suspects were wearing bunny rabbit and Donald Trump costumes.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that may help is asked to call police on 01622 604100 quoting reference 01-0415, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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