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Two arrested after stolen cash box found in garden

November 20, 2012, 1:38 pm

Detectives investigating a cash in transit robbery in Birmingham have arrested two men after the suspected stolen box was found in a back garden.

Police swooped on a house in Ward End following the raid outside the One Stop store on Jiggins Lane on Monday morning.

The cash box, containing several thousand pounds, had just been collected by security guards when a man walked up to them at 9.15am and punched one of them and grabbed the money.

The robber ran off, but was challenged by a woman who was passing by. After a struggle, where the Good Samaritan was pushed to the floor, the thief jumped into a waiting Golf and sped off.

Minutes later local police received reports of a Golf colliding with two cars as it sped along Bristol Road, and then shortly later police tracked the vehicle, and the stolen box, to Ward End.

The suspected stolen cash box was found in the garden of a house and both of the occupants of the address were promptly arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Detective Inspector Bob Bradford, who is investigating the robbery, said: “This is a quick-paced inquiry, that saw two people arrested just over an hour after the robbery took place.

“Forensic enquiries are being carried out as part of the investigation, and the two suspects are being questioned today.

“Thankfully no one was injured when the getaway car crashed into other vehicles on Bristol Road but this could have ended far differently.

“We urge any witnesses who are yet to contact police to come forward at their earliest opportunity.”

Anyone with information should call Force CID in Birmingham by dialling 101, or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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