Suspected bank cash box robbers taken to hospital after Gants Hill getaway collision

Suspected robbers, who made off with a Barclay’s cash box, have been taken to hospital after a collision with a lorry in Gants Hill this morning.

Police were alerted just before 10am to the theft of a cash box in transit by three men outside Barclays bank, Beehive Lane.

Men were seen to escape the scene in a red Peugeot and head towards the Charlie Brown Roundabout before coming into a collision with a lorry.

Four ambulances and a single responder treated a 30-year-old man for serious leg injuries and a 29-year-old for arm injuries before being taken to hospital as a priority.

Two other patients were also treated for minor injuries at the scene.


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Flying Squad detectives arrested the three men following the robbery and they are currently being treated at the Royal London, Whipps Cross and Newham Hospitals.

A cash box was also later recovered from the car, police have said.

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Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Flying Squad on 020 8345 4238.

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