Van bursts into flames after cash-in-transit robbery

Detectives are appealing for information following the theft of a cash-in-transit van in Huyton.

At around 9.20am on Friday, 10 November, it was reported that a man grabbed a cash box off the security guard outside Tesco Express on Hillside Road and then drove off in the cash transit van.

It was further reported that the van was on fire after colliding with a pole at the junction of Radway and Lyme Cross Road.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service attended to extinguish the flames.

The two men, who were dressed in dark clothing, then ran off with the cash box. They got into a silver car and drove off towards Liverpool Road.

Police are in the early stages of an investigation and officers are currently in the area to carry out CCTV and witness enquiries to help find those responsible.

Detective Inspector Richard Shillito said, “We are in the early stages of the investigation and are keen to speak to anyone who may have saw the incident please get in touch.

“If you live in the area or were driving past at the time, please check you CCTV or dashcam footage for anything that might help with the investigation. The smallest detail could be the key to finding those responsible and removing them from the streets.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 187 of 10 November.

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