Dramatic moment van bursts into flames after Tesco Express raid
Two men who grabbed a cash box off a security guard outside Tesco Express before escaping in a cash transit van, crashed it into a pole.
Merseyside Police were called to Hillside Road at around 9.20am on Friday following reports that a man had grabbed the cash box off a security guard. Officers arrived on the scene and found the man had then drove off in the cash transit van.
It was then reported that the van had burst into flames after crashing into a pole at the junction of Radway and Lyme Cross Cross. Dramatic footage, posted on the Huyton Times Facebook page, shows firefighters tackling the blaze
The two men, who were dressed in dark clothing, then ran off with the cash box. They got into a silver car and drove off towards Liverpool Road.
We are in the early stages of an investigation and officers are currently in the area to carry out CCTV and witness enquiries to help find those responsible.(Image: Huyton Times)
Detective Inspector Richard Shillito said: "We are in the early stages of the investigation and are keen to speak to anyone who may have saw the incident please get in touch.
"If you live in the area or were driving past at the time, please check you CCTV or dashcam footage for anything that might help with the investigation. The smallest detail could be the key to finding those responsible and removing them from the streets."
Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 187 of 10 November.
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