Claw hammer raider strikes at garage

A SECURITY guard has been threatened during cash-in-transit robbery in Colchester.

James Hore

A SECURITY guard has been threatened during cash-in-transit robbery in Colchester.

The man was threatened with a claw hammer whilst he was making a collection at the Esso Braiswick service station in Bergholt Road at about 2.25pm yesterday.

The robber grabbed a cash box containing a four-figure sum and fled in a blue hatchback or estate car which had been parked behind a hedge next to the forecourt.

Detectives are now appealing for information.

The robber is described as white, aged about 20, 5ft 10-11, slim build, clean shaven with short hair.

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He was wearing mirrored sunglasses, blue jeans and a light-coloured round-necked top.

Anyone with information should contact Dc Lena Andrejevic at Colchester CID on 0300 333 4444.