Security guard hit with crowbar in Belfast raid on cash van
A security guard is recovering after being hit on the head with a crowbar during a robbery in Belfast city centre.
The man, who works for G4S Cash Solutions, was targeted as he made a delivery to a branch of Santander Bank on Royal Avenue at about 5.40am yesterday.
Two masked men, one of whom was also carrying a firearm, struck the victim before making off with the cash box containing an undisclosed sum.
Last night a spokeswoman for G4S said the worker was not seriously hurt. "Fortunately our employee has not sustained any serious injuries and he and the management team at Belfast are currently assisting police with their investigations," she said. "Unfortunately, due to this being an active investigation we are unable to provide any more details at this time."
Yesterday Santander and an area around the bank was sealed off for much of the morning as PSNI forensic teams in white boilersuits combed the area for clues.
The robbers have been described as being about 5ft 6ins tall and were wearing jeans.