Essex: Reward Following Security Armed Robbery

Essex Police have issued CCTV images of two men believed to have been involved in an armed robbery in Essex in which a significant sum of cash was stolen.

A driver for the security firm G4S was forced to hand over the money while he was making deliveries at Nazeing in the west of the county on Tuesday, January 3rd.

About 14 hours earlier two men had forced their way into the driver’s home at Harlow, Essex and threatened to harm him if he failed to hand over the money at a pre-arranged location during that day’s deliveries.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are now releasing pictures of two suspects and are appealing for any information about the incident at the driver’s home and the robbery, which happened in the area of Middle Street at Nazeing at about 5.30pm.

Senior Investigating Officer DCI Simon Parkes said: "This was clearly the work of a team of organised criminals and is among the most significant cash in transit robberies in the UK in the past six years. Their planning is evident.

"Although I don’t wish to comment on the amount stolen there is a considerable amount of cash unaccounted for.

"G4S have offered a £10,000 reward for any information leading to the conviction of those responsible.

"I would appeal for anyone in the area of the driver’s home at Edmunds Tower, off Hayden Road, Harlow between 12.30am and 3.50am on Tuesday, January 3."

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 01277 266835 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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