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Witness appeal after security van guards attacked outside Nationwide on Ashley Road
10:19am Friday 7th September 2012 in News
DETECTIVES seeking the raiders who attacked security guards outside a building society are appealing for anyone who may have seen a BMW car.
The armed raid on the G4S security van on Monday night left the two guards needing treatment for minor injuries after they were confronted by two raiders wielding a bladed instrument and a heavy instrument.
The security van was attacked outside the Nationwide in Ashley Road, Parkstone, between 10pm and 10.30pm on Monday.
Both security guards were treated for minor injuries and an unknown amount of cash was taken.
“Incidents such as these are rare however, this was a violent and well-organised attack,” said Detective Inspector Mark Samuel of Bournemouth and Poole CID.
“It happened at a time when there were a number of people in the area who may have seen something that can help our investigation.
“In particular, we would like to speak to anyone who may have seen a dark or grey-coloured BMW car, possibly a Series 1 model, either parked up in the vicinity of the crime, driving away or acting suspiciously.”
He said: “I’d urge anyone with information to contact police on 101 in the strictest confidence.”
Armed police attended the scene on Monday evening and the force helicopter was called in to search the area.
On Tuesday a lane between Edward Road, where the Nationwide’s cash machine is located, and Richmond Road was taped off and police officers stood guard over the scene.
Witnesses and anyone with information can also call free and anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 3:496.