Armed robber makes off with cash from Southampton Way Tesco

News Desk (04 September, 2018) Crime

He threatened security guards with a large knife

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A thief made off with stolen cash during an armed robbery at a Camberwell Tesco on Saturday morning, writes Josh Salisbury…

The robber threatened security staff who were transporting cash to the ATM during a delivery at around 8am with a large knife and demanded they give him money.

He then fled the scene with an unknown amount. No-one was injured during the burglary.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “Police were called at approximately 07:55hrs on Saturday, 1 September to reports of an armed, cash in transit robbery during a delivery to the ATM, located at Tesco Express, Southampton Road, SE15.

“The male suspect is reported to have approached security guards making the cash delivery, threatening them with a large knife, demanding the cash they were handling.

“He then made off from the scene with a quantity of cash.”

Shopper Paula Lorgelly, who was in the branch half an hour later, said: “As far as I know, the cash was being dropped off by a Loomis van and they were robbed. I think this was 8am.

“Police sealed off the estate off Sedgmoor Place and had dogs searching. The chopper was up from 8:45 for about an hour maybe more.”

A Tesco’s spokesperson said: “We are assisting police with their inquiries following an incident at our Southampton Way Express on Saturday evening.”

Officers from Met’s Flying Squad are investigating but there have yet been no arrests and enquiries continue.

In November, thieves tried to rip out the ATM at the branch in a failed burglary, putting the ATM out of action.

Anyone who witnessed the robbery or who has information that could assist police should contact the Flying Squad on 020 8345 4226 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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