A cash box was stolen in an armed robbery at the Thames Road reuse and recycling centre in Crayford.

The incident happened shortly after 1pm on Wednesday when it was reported a man approached a security guard, threatened him with a gun and demanded he hand over a cash box which the guard was holding.

The robber then fled the scene in a car with another man.

According to the Met Police, the cash box was completely empty at the time it was taken.

There were no reported injuries and no arrests have been made.

The Thames Road centre is owned and run by Bexley Council.

A council spokesman said: "We can confirm that an armed robbery took place at our Thames Road reuse and recycling centre at lunchtime yesterday (November 7). Fortunately, no one was hurt. We alerted the police and they are investigating."

According to police, detectives from the Met's Flying Squad are investigating the robbery and anyone with information is encouraged to get in contact.