A security guard at a Burntwood supermarket was attacked by robbers who then stole a cash box. Staffordshire Police told the Lichfield Mercury that officers were called just before 10am on Monday (November 6) reporting the robbery at Morrisons supermarket in Milestone Way, Burntwood. The guard was not injured in the attack.
The robbery happened at Morrisons in Milestone Way, Burntwood. (Image: Google)
Two men suspected to be involved in the robbery are described as white, in their late 30s or early 40s, and both wearing dark clothing . One of the men also wore a high-visibility vest. The police spokesman told the Mercury: “A G4S security guard was attacked outside the store by a man who stole a cash box and made off with others in a white Ford CMAX car.
“The cash box was discovered close by on a traffic island and had been emptied of its contents.
“The Ford CMAX, which was stolen over the weekend from the West Midlands area, was found abandoned in nearby Juniper Close.
“The offenders then made off on foot towards Hawthorne Crescent and are believed to have made their escape in a silver or grey vehicle driven by another suspect.”
Police have not confirmed how much money was taken.
Anyone who witnessed the robbery or has any information that could help with the investigation is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 200 of November 6.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
Police are considering beefing up security at the Cambridge Union after the man tipped to be the future Prime Minister and other controversial figures were announced to speak at the debating society. Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg is among the line-up for speakers at the Union along with former American Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Transgender champion Caitlyn Jenner of Keeping up with the Kardashians fame will also grace the debating society floor.
And The Mooch , Anthony Scaramucci, who lasted as Trump s communications director for just 10 days, will also feature in the line up. The Union has seen police action over protests before including during the appearance of controversial broadcaster Katie Hopkins and French Presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.
And there were protests when former IMF chief accused of sexually assaulting a chambermaid was bundled through a side door as he arrived to speak to the Union in 2012. Dominique Strauss-Kahn was met by a crowd of about 200 student protesters objecting to his speech.
Security was tight at the sold-out event and spectators were not admitted unless they handed over phones and agreed to be searched. And protesters laid siege to the Union as Marine Le Pen spoke inside . Chants of Nazi scum off our streets rang out as about 150 protesters assembled outside the debating society building.
A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: We work very closely with Cambridge Union and seek to police events proportionately.
East Croydon station ‘security alert’ and evacuation halts Southern Rail services to and from Gatwick
Rail services through East Croydon railway station have been halted due a “security alert”.
Southern Rail1 confirmed all lines were shut at around 7pm on Monday (October 2), including lines to and from Gatwick Airport2. Passengers are advised to avoid the station and travel via alternative routes where possible.
It comes after rail services through Wimbledon railway station were severely disrupted earlier when a passenger “recited Bible verses” and proclaimed “doomsday”3, resulting in a number of passengers fleeing the train.
South Western Railway Wimbledon Incident
Said Southern in a statement: “Due to a security alert at a station between Gatwick Airport and East Croydon, all lines are closed.
“Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 mins . Disruption is expected until 8.30pm.
The station was evacuated on Monday evening (Image: Tom Mackintosh)
“Passengers are advised East Croydon station is currently closed while emergency services deal with an incident at this station .
As a result of this, the station has been evacuated.
“Southern and Thameslink services are currently unable to stop at this station whilst the British Transport Police conduct their investigation.
“Passengers are also advised that services are subject to delays via all London terminals which Serve Southern and Thameslink due to this incident.
“We advise that passengers refrain from travelling via East Croydon further notice.”
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