Robbery in Elland Road, Leicester

Officers are appealing for information after a robbery in Elland Road, Leicester.

It happened shortly after 5pm yesterday (Thursday 12 January) when the driver of a G4S security van was approached by a group of suspects who took sealed packages.

No one was injured in the incident. The sealed packages contained a quantity of jewellery.

The suspects made off from the scene down Wembley Road and then right onto Ratby Road, before dumping their white Vauxhall transit type van in Woodlands Lane, Kirby Muxloe. It is believed they were followed by a medium sized white car, which was also involved in the robbery.

We want to hear from people who were in the area of Woodlands Lane between 4pm and 5.30pm.

Detective Sergeant Dave Speight, who is investigating the incident said: “We believe someone would have been waiting in Woodlands Lane for the suspects to arrive. Did you see anyone loitering? Did you see any vehicles parked up which are not normally there? Did anything seem unusual?

“Did you see the white Vauxhall transit type van and white car arrive together? Do you know where they went next?

“We also want to hear from people who work in the Elland Road and Wembley Road area. The incident happened at around the time people would have been finishing work so it is possible there are quite few witnesses who may have seen the white van and white car drive past them at speed driven past who we have no yet spoken to.

“Small details may help us with our investigation. Please call 101 and quote incident 430 of January 12.”

Head of Operational Risk, for G4S cash business in the UK, Gareth Skinner, said: “One of our crew members was involved in a robbery on the evening of Thursday 12 January on customer premises in the Leicester area.

“While our colleague is shaken, he is unhurt and we are supporting him and his family.

“We are working closely with Leicestershire Police and I would urge anyone who may have been nearby and seen anything suspicious to get in touch with the police or dial 101 so that those responsible can be brought to justice.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

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