UPDATE: Attempted robbery on G4S van Welling High Street

Reported robbery of G4S van in Welling

Reported robbery of G4S van in Welling

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An attempted robbery was made on a G4S van in Welling High Street this morning (August 8).

It happened outside the Barclays in Welling High Street at around 10.30pm.

A nearby footpath was been shut off after police arrived.

A G4S spokesman said: “We can confirm an attack was made on one of our crews in the Welling High Street area during the morning of August 8.

"Our courier did not sustain any injuries from this attack. However, as is standard practice at G4S he has been offered counselling and management is on hand to support him.

"The psychological impact that attacks of this nature can have on individuals should not be underestimated.

"Our staff have the right to expect to be able to go about their duties without fear of attack and we are working with the police so that those responsible for this incident can be made accountable for their actions in court."

Richard Taylor works as an apprentice in Bellegrove Property Services in the same road and noticed the commotion.

He said: "The police have taped off a section by the van and the shops so I don't know if the van was robbed or if it was a store.

"I just looked out the window and saw police talking to the driver of the G4S van.

"There were a lot of people outside, around 13 people who had stopped in the street."

A Bexley police spokesman said: "We were called at 10.33am to Welling High Street today following reports of an attempted robbery.

"Officers still on scene dealing and enquiries being made."

Laura Findlay tweeted at around 10.45am: “Just witnessed a robbery in Welling. Two lads on motor bikes took on the cash security van.”

Did you see what happened? Call the newsdesk on 01689 885721 or email hwood@london.newsdesk.co.uk

 

 

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12:27pm Fri 8 Aug 14

CM2003 says...

GS4 is it? :-/
GS4 is it? :-/ CM2003
  • Score: -1

12:33pm Fri 8 Aug 14

RichieTay says...

Yeah it was indeed
Yeah it was indeed RichieTay
  • Score: 2

12:43pm Fri 8 Aug 14

CM2003 says...

RichieTay wrote:
Yeah it was indeed
Last time I saw it was G4S
[quote][p][bold]RichieTay[/bold] wrote: Yeah it was indeed[/p][/quote]Last time I saw it was G4S CM2003
  • Score: 2

12:45pm Fri 8 Aug 14

CM2003 says...

CM2003 wrote:
RichieTay wrote:
Yeah it was indeed
Last time I saw it was G4S
Newshopper have changed it now.
[quote][p][bold]CM2003[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RichieTay[/bold] wrote: Yeah it was indeed[/p][/quote]Last time I saw it was G4S[/p][/quote]Newshopper have changed it now. CM2003
  • Score: 2

12:54pm Fri 8 Aug 14

SidcupResident says...

Idiots. Why are career criminals still trying to rob Cash-In-Transit vans when the cash boxes have trackers and use Smartwater which has a 100% conviction rate.
Same applies to other crimes such as commercial burglaries and robberies.

Perhaps some sections of society know they'll have a better life in prison than outside. In prison they can stay in bed for as long as they want knowing they've got accommodation, light, heating and food paid for, along with gym facilities, PS4 and TV....
Saddest part is people voted for this...
Idiots. Why are career criminals still trying to rob Cash-In-Transit vans when the cash boxes have trackers and use Smartwater which has a 100% conviction rate. Same applies to other crimes such as commercial burglaries and robberies. Perhaps some sections of society know they'll have a better life in prison than outside. In prison they can stay in bed for as long as they want knowing they've got accommodation, light, heating and food paid for, along with gym facilities, PS4 and TV.... Saddest part is people voted for this... SidcupResident
  • Score: 8

12:57pm Fri 8 Aug 14

RichieTay says...

SidcupResident wrote:
Idiots. Why are career criminals still trying to rob Cash-In-Transit vans when the cash boxes have trackers and use Smartwater which has a 100% conviction rate.
Same applies to other crimes such as commercial burglaries and robberies.

Perhaps some sections of society know they'll have a better life in prison than outside. In prison they can stay in bed for as long as they want knowing they've got accommodation, light, heating and food paid for, along with gym facilities, PS4 and TV....
Saddest part is people voted for this...
I know, complete idiocy.
[quote][p][bold]SidcupResident[/bold] wrote: Idiots. Why are career criminals still trying to rob Cash-In-Transit vans when the cash boxes have trackers and use Smartwater which has a 100% conviction rate. Same applies to other crimes such as commercial burglaries and robberies. Perhaps some sections of society know they'll have a better life in prison than outside. In prison they can stay in bed for as long as they want knowing they've got accommodation, light, heating and food paid for, along with gym facilities, PS4 and TV.... Saddest part is people voted for this...[/p][/quote]I know, complete idiocy. RichieTay
  • Score: 2

8:54pm Fri 8 Aug 14

bexleyman says...

This article is equally guilty of crimes against the English language.

- PM timing for a "morning" robbery.
- "The Barclays" - I didn't realise the Welling branch was the sole representative of this fine, upstanding institution.
- A nearby footpath "was been shut off" - thank heavens!

Sort it out. The quality of language from a local paper of record is quite embarrassing.
This article is equally guilty of crimes against the English language. - PM timing for a "morning" robbery. - "The Barclays" - I didn't realise the Welling branch was the sole representative of this fine, upstanding institution. - A nearby footpath "was been shut off" - thank heavens! Sort it out. The quality of language from a local paper of record is quite embarrassing. bexleyman
  • Score: 12

10:38am Sat 9 Aug 14

sarfflondonbird says...

SidcupResident wrote:
Idiots. Why are career criminals still trying to rob Cash-In-Transit vans when the cash boxes have trackers and use Smartwater which has a 100% conviction rate.
Same applies to other crimes such as commercial burglaries and robberies.

Perhaps some sections of society know they'll have a better life in prison than outside. In prison they can stay in bed for as long as they want knowing they've got accommodation, light, heating and food paid for, along with gym facilities, PS4 and TV....
Saddest part is people voted for this...
Couldn't agree more................
.that's the 'do gooders' for you. Hopefully, the G4S crew were ok this time. All the best to them.
[quote][p][bold]SidcupResident[/bold] wrote: Idiots. Why are career criminals still trying to rob Cash-In-Transit vans when the cash boxes have trackers and use Smartwater which has a 100% conviction rate. Same applies to other crimes such as commercial burglaries and robberies. Perhaps some sections of society know they'll have a better life in prison than outside. In prison they can stay in bed for as long as they want knowing they've got accommodation, light, heating and food paid for, along with gym facilities, PS4 and TV.... Saddest part is people voted for this...[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more................ .that's the 'do gooders' for you. Hopefully, the G4S crew were ok this time. All the best to them. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 6

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