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27 April 2011, 16:14 | Updated: 27 April 2011, 16:16
Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a robbery in Borehamwood yesterday (Tuesday April 26th).
At around 2.15pm a female security employee, who was about to make a delivery of cash, was approached by a man outside Barclay’s bank in Grosvenor Road.
The offender ran at the woman from the opposite side of the road shouting at her. As the man came closer the woman felt threatened and placed the cash box on the floor. The offender picked it up and ran off down an alleyway at the back of the bank towards McDonalds.
The cash box was later found in Hillside Avenue, it had been forced open and the cash had been taken.
The offender is described as being a white man, aged in his 40s, who was approximately 5ft 9ins tall and of a stocky build. He had a bald head, was wearing a white flat cap and a grey and green sports top. It is possible there was a second offender and they may have used a small dark hatchback.
Detective Sergeant Jason Keane from the Local Crime Unit at Borehamwood is investigating and said: “Thankfully the member of staff wasn’t injured but a large amount of cash was stolen.
“This happened in broad daylight during a busy part of the day. We have spoken with many people but there may be witnesses we haven’t been in contact with and I would like to hear from you if you were in the area at the time.
“The description of the man is very distinctive, if you saw him, the vehicle described and anyone else acting suspiciously it is vital we hear from you.
“The cash box had been forced open and a dye had been released which the offender(s) would more than likely have had on their hands yesterday. The cash would have also have been contaminated. Do you know someone who came home with dye on their hands or did you notice anyone with dye on their hands? Or have you seen any money with dye on? If so, please ring police or Crimestoppers anonymously.”
Anyone with information should call DS Jason Keane on 0845 3300 222. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555111. You do not have to give your name and you could be entitled to a cash reward.