Robbers target security worker

POLICE are hunting violent robbers who stole cash from a female security worker in an Essex village.The two attackers lay in wait for the Securicor employee and stole money she had just picked up from a high-class shop in Marks Tey.

By Juliette Maxam

POLICE are hunting violent robbers who stole cash from a female security worker in an Essex village.

The two attackers lay in wait for the Securicor employee and stole money she had just picked up from a high-class shop in Marks Tey.

The robbery, described by police as a “frightening experience”, took place outside The Food Company, in London Road, at 3.30pm on Friday.


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The two men, who made their getaway in a car which had been stolen from Ipswich earlier in the month, left the woman with minor injuries and in a state of shock.

Detectives are hoping witnesses will have seen the robbers, who were wearing reflective vests, light-coloured overalls and construction workers' hats.

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The car they were driving was a dark blue Ford Mondeo Titanium X, fixed with a false number plate, YS54UJT. It was later found abandoned at Prested Hall, on the Kelvedon slip road off the southbound carriageway of the A12.

Police discovered the car had been stolen from Ipswich on January 5 and was legally registered as AV05VLJ.

Police said they believe the robbers had been waiting outside The Food Company before the attack.

The robbers, both men, did not appear to have any weapons.

The amount of cash they got away with has not been revealed and Securicor was unable to make any comment this weekend.

Detective Sergeant Mark Merry, of Colchester CID, said he is keen to speak to anyone with information about key areas of the investigation: any witnesses to the attack; anyone who saw the vehicle at Prested Hall either before or after the incident or saw any other suspicious vehicle at that location; and anyone with information about where the dark blue Ford Mondeo Titanium X had been since it was stolen on January 5.

Anyone with information should contact Colchester police on 01206 762212.

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