A manhunt has been launched after armed robbers attacked a security guard in the parking lot of a Leeds Lidl store.
The theft of money in transit occurred at 7:59 am today, September 25, at Selby Road, Halton in Leeds.
A masked man armed with a baseball bat attacked a security guard carrying a crate before snatching the crate from him and running to a nearby getaway car driven by an accomplice.
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However, the security dye exploded when the thieves opened the box in the car, forcing them to leave it behind.
Detective Inspector Michael Herbert of the Leeds District CID said: “The security guard was slightly injured and seriously shaken by this attack.
“The involved car and possibly the suspects are likely to be heavily stained by the red dye pack that went off at the scene.
“We are conducting investigations to identify the suspects and locate the used car and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, especially anyone with relevant phone or dashcam footage.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Leeds District CID via 101, citing criminal reference 13210488259 or online.
Information may also be transmitted anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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