Robber grabs money from guard in bank

A SECURITY guard was robbed as he delivered cash to the HSBC bank in the Market Place in Dewsbury.

The guard was inside the two centre bank when a man approached him from behind and made a grab for a bag of money as it was being removed from a cashbox.

He managed to run off with a bag containing a large amount of cash.

The incident happened at around 2.15pm on Thursday, West Yorkshire Police said.

The robber and two other male accomplices thought to be with him drove off at speed from Bond Street in a silver-coloured car, believed to have been a VW Passat, before making a U-turn on Dewsbury Ring Road in front of the railway station.

At this point the silver car collided with a red car, causing minor damage before making off.

A VW Passat was later found abandoned in the Meadow Lane area of Dewsbury. It had been stolen from the Tudor Croft area of Huddersfield on December 30.

Inquiries into the incident are ongoing and the robber is described as an mixed-race or Asian man, well built and dressed in a dark-coloured hooded top, over which he wore a green military-style short jacket, dark trousers and shoes. He was also wearing a light- coloured baseball cap.

Witnesses should contact Dewsbury CID via 0845 6060606.