A police officer was struck by a car after a failed robbery on a cash delivery van.
Security guards alerted police of two vehicles following their Mercedes delivery van in Lancaster city centre at 10.30am on Friday. Both of the cars were quickly intercepted but made off at speed through the city.
One car, a stolen silver Audi TT registration number MT12EWH, mounted the pavement on George Street, striking a police officer who was attempting to stop it. The officer suffered minor bruising.
The second car, a stolen white Audi A6 estate, registration DU61TXY drove off down Aldcliffe Road and was last seen on St Michael’s Lane in St Michaels village around an hour later.
The police are appealing for witnesses that may have seen both Audis and also a man who abandoned the Audi TT on Knowsley Close in Lancaster.
The man was 30 to 40 and wore a black zipped top over a blue t-shirt.
Det Insp Phil Jones said: “I have no doubt that the Greet Team security guard’s diligence and the swift response by the police officers foiled what would have been an attempt to rob the guards of a substantial amount of money.”