BRUTAL robbers knocked a security guard to the ground and stole 15,000 he was carrying. The security guard, aged 44, had collected the money from the post office in College Road, Handsworth1 and was walking back to his van when he was knocked to the ground by two men. They wrestled the cash box, which contained around 15,000, from his grip before jumping into a waiting Audi A4 estate which sped away.
The getaway Audi was shortly found in Woodend in Handsworth Wood. It had been driven on stolen number plates. The incident happened just before 9am on Wednesday, August 16.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the theft to contact them.
Two offenders knocked him to the floor and wrestled the cash box, containing around 15,000, from his grip, then jumped into a silver Audi A4 estate which sped away from the scene.
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Traces on the Audi reveal it was using stolen number plates It was found shortly after in Woodend, Handsworth Wood.
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Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt Nicki Addison, or one of her team from Force CID team on 101.
Elmers End robbery: Cash-in-transit security guard rushed to hospital after heist outside south London Tesco
A cash-in-transit security guard was rushed to hospital after he was attacked and robbed1 outside a south London supermarket. Police were called to a Tesco superstore, in Croydon Road, in Elmers End, at 12.02pm on Saturday to reports of a robbery. On arrival they found the security guard suffering injuries to their face, a police spokesman said.
The robber fled with a stolen cash box, but it was recovered by officers nearby.
The security guard being taken into an ambulance after the robbery (Elliot Wagland)
One witness told the Standard he was told the security guard was attacked as he transferred cash from the cash point into his van. A Met spokesman told the Standard it is not yet known how serious his injuries are, but that there is nothing to suggest they are life-threatening or life changing.
He told the Standard: We were called at 12.02pm to reports of a robbery at Elmers End.
Nothing indicates firearms were used . A cash box was stolen but recovered nearby by officers.
No arrests have been made.
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A city student must pay 50 compensation to a McDonald’s security guard for shouting racist abuse at him.
Magistrates1 imposed the order on Jouffrey Onkani after hearing that he caused problems on the only night he had ever got drunk. He had denied racially aggravated disorderly conduct2 at the Angel Row restaurant at 3.50am on May 4 . But he was found guilty after a trial and was ordered to do 60 hours unpaid work. Anna Pierrepont, prosecuting, said Onkani entered the premises carrying a bottle and was challenged by security staff because this was in breach of a “no glass” policy.
Onkani, 21, made a racist comment and left the guard “clearly concerned for his safety” . When Onkani swung round, a guard ducked out of the way and another security officer grabbed the bottle. When the guard was asked about the effect of the racist abuse aimed at him, he excused Onkani, who is a criminology student at Nottingham Trent University3. Miss Pierrepont added: “He said that he did not consider it to be a hate incident but a drunken one, rather than racial.”
Jameel Malik, defending, said Onkani had never tried alcohol until that night and was ashamed at the episode.
“He didn’t feel drunk and did not think it had any effect on him .
It was in the fresh air where he started to feel he was drunk.
“He had never been drunk before and this incident was fuelled with alcohol,” said Mr Malik . Onkani’s home address was given as Aldgate Grove, Birmingham.
“When shown the CCTV, he put his head in his hands and was very remorseful,” said Mr Malik . He told the court that Onkani is a role model to his younger sisters and has just passed his second year examinations.
He said that Onkani called a white security man “fat” and said the police were “racist” when they arrived. Mr Malik added: “This is not a hate crime, not aggravated by racism . He didn’t target the security guards because they were black.
“This incident is a blip, out of character .
He had never been drunk before, he is ashamed and embarrassed and stands in front of you with his liberty at risk.”
Presiding magistrate Kathryn Allsop told Onkani: “Just a warning – please don’t get drunk again.” He was ordered to pay 200 prosecution costs.