Cornwall

Newquay supermarket robbery van picture released

Police image of van
Image caption The van was stolen from the Bristol area and later found burned out

Police investigating an armed robbery on a security vehicle taking money to a Cornwall supermarket have released a picture of the van used in the raid.

Two men, said to armed with hard objects, threatened a security guard restocking cash machines at Morrisons supermarket in Newquay on Monday.

The men escaped in a white Vauxhall Combo van, registration NV07 KUY, which was later found burnt out in the town.

The van had been stolen in the Bristol area, police said.

The raiders escaped with a quantity of cash, police said.

Officers were called to the supermarket just after 0900 BST on Monday after the robbers threatened the guard who works for GS4.

The van, which was stolen on 3 March, was found close to the Gannell Estuary.

Police have appealed for anyone who saw the vehicle to come forward.

Detectives said a "substantial reward" was available via Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest of the offenders.

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