Attempted robbery outside Huntingdon supermarket

AN attempted robbery was foiled outside a Huntingdon supermarket today (Thursday) after a man was tackled in the street.

AN attempted robbery was foiled outside a Huntingdon supermarket today (Thursday).

Police were called to the Sainsbury’s in St Germain Walk at 1.18pm after an incident involving a Loomis security van.

Three people were said to have robbed a security guard, making off with a cash box, but a member of the public and an off duty police officer chased after the robbers.

Two men were arrested and were in custody in Huntingdon. Police were searching for a third man.

The cash box was recovered.

Hunts Post employees Teresa Prime and Teresa Atkins were driving past the supermarket at the time.

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Ms Prime said: “We saw a guy running and then he almost got hit by a car but then he composed himself. Then we realised two other people were running after him.

“One guy stuck out his foot and the man being chased fell to the ground and the two chasing him apprehended him. They held him to the ground but at that point we’d driven past.”

Police sergeant Ian Moor said: “Two people are in custody following an incident outside Sainsbury’s in Huntingdon where cash was attempted to be stolen.

“Those two people remain in custody in Huntingdon at this time.”

He appealed to any witnesses to contact Cambridgeshire police.

Did you help prevent this robbery? Call the newsdesk on 01480 411481

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