Hunt for robbers after cash-in-transit van raid in Mill Lane, Leicester
Detectives are hunting robbers after a raid on a cash-in-transit van in Mill Lane, Leicester, this morning.
A number of people threatened security guards who were driving the vehicle through De Montfort University campus at 6.18am.
The suspects stole an undisclosed amount of money before making off in another vehicle.
One person who was in the cash delivery van received minor injuries in the incident and was taken to hospital for treatment.
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The incident took place in Mill Lane, which was cordoned off for much of the morning.
A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Police said: “We were called to Mill Lane at 6.18am this morning following reports of a cash in transit robbery.
“The suspects approached a security vehicle and threatened the crew before stealing a quantity of cash. Suspects made off in a vehicle.
“One person received minor injuries - one of the crew members - and was treated at the Royal.”
A spokeswoman for De Montfort University said all buildings were open, lectures were taking place as normal, and no staff or students were affected by the incident.
Leicestershire Police could not confirm how many suspects officers were hunting for or how much cash was taken, but said enquiries were on going.
A police spokeswoman added: “Enquiries are in their very early stages, but anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area or witnessed the incident is asked to contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers immediately.”