UPDATE: Masked men target security guard in Bamber Bridge

Police have cordoned off the road this morningPolice have cordoned off the road this morning
Police have cordoned off the road this morning
Masked men targeted a security guard delivering cash to a bank in Bamber Bridge.

The three men, who were wearing balaclavas, jumped out of a blue BMW at around 6am on Wednesday July 19 and chased the security guard near to the RBS on Station Road, say police.

A police spokesman said: "Early this morning, while a guard was filling the ATM at RBS a blue BMW pulled up.

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"Three men wearing balaclavas jumped out and chased the guard who dropped a cassette containing a substantial amount of cash.

"The men picked up the cassette and made off."

An RBS spokesman said:“We can confirm that an incident took place this morning, nobody was injured during the incident and we are fully cooperating with the police in their investigation”.

A cordon was placed around the area and a heavy police presence was noted in the area.

Police are investigating and enquiries are on-going to trace the offenders.