Security guards were robbed
while restocking a bank ATM in Levin this afternoon, police
An area of the Levin shopping mall car park has been cordoned
off after Armourguard staff were robbed as they went to
replenish cash in the ANZ machine.
Police say at 2pm the two guards left an armoured vehicle
with a canister of cash, when a car with an unknown number of
occupants pulled up near the van.
One or two got out and snatched the canister, got back in the
waiting car and drove off at speed.
Police patrols are searching Levin for the getaway vehicle,
while detectives and uniform staff are talking to witnesses.
Police said a statement would be made later today when they
have a clearer picture of what has taken place.
No one was injured in the robbery.
- By Peter Franklin of
the Horowhenua Chronicle