Cash stolen as security guards are threatened by armed robbers

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A machete wielding robber stole cash from two security guards making a drop off.

The guards were dropping off cash at Home Bargains, at the Forum in Wallsend, when they were approached by two men, one armed with what was believed to be a machete.

One of the guards dropped the cassette of cash, which the offenders made off with.

The security guards were shaken but unharmed, during the incident at 3.45pm on February 8.

One suspect is described as 5ft 5ins tall, wearing black clothing with a scarf over his face. The other is described as of a similar height and build, also wearing black clothing.

They made off in a silver Corsa-type car.

Enquiries into the robbery are continuing today and police are keen to speak to any witnesses.

Detective Inspector Dave Swinburne, from Northumbria Police’s Major Crime Team, said: “This robbery happened in the afternoon when people would have been going about their daily business.

“I’d urge anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and who may have seen these men or anything suspicious to contact us.

“Anyone that saw the silver car around the same time should also come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 783 08/02/15 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.