Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Police issue CCTV footage of Southampton cash-in-transit robbery

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Police have released CCTV footage of a masked robber who stole £25,000 in a cash-in-transit robbery.

The thief attacked a security van driver with pepper spray before stealing a cash-box from the van, parked at the back of Primark in central Southampton on Tuesday.

The footage shows a man wearing a hi-vis jacket and a surgical mask running from the scene holding the box.

The victim did not suffer any injuries.

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Detectives have described the attacker as white, 5ft 10in, of medium build and in his late 30s.

It is believed he ran off towards Hanover Buildings, where he got into a small, silver hatchback car at about 16:00 BST.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hampshire police on 101.

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