Security Guards Attacked

Police are searching for thieves who attacked two security guards as they were filling up a cash machine in Cobham.

It happened on Friday afternoon at a service station on the Londonbound carriageway of the A2.

Two men wearing balaclavas, and armed with a baseball bat and a Samurai sword, approached the guards, demanding they hand over money.

Both security guards were taken to hospital. One suffered bruising to his leg the other was in shock but suffered no visible injury.

Police have released CCTV images of the incident (see right), they have also seized two cars, thought to have been used in the robbery, which will now be checked by forensic teams.

Detective Inspector Ian Dampier, who is heading the investigation said: "We know that the suspects were initially driving a black Mercedes van which they abandoned in Cobsdene, Gravesend, before transferring into a black Audi RS4 Quatro.

"This vehicle, which is quite rare, was seen to leave Cobsdene and was later found abandoned in Alfred Road, Hawley."

A substantial amount of cash was stolen in the robbery.

If anyone witnessed the incident or has any information that may help police, please contact Kent police on 01622 690690 quoting reference AY/010551/11. Alternatively contact Kent CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.