Three men who robbed a security van are being sought by Northumbria Police.
One of the guards suffered facial injuries during the incident at Blue House Lane in Washington, Tyne and Wear, on Tuesday morning.
An undisclosed amount of cash was taken by the robbers, who were in a blue Land Rover Defender. This was later found abandoned in Municipal Terrace.
Police are asking anyone with information about the robbery at 0915 BST to contact them.
No information has been released about the condition of the injured guard.