Hammer-wielding robbers steal cash from security van at Leeds petrol station

The aftermath of the armed robbery, in a picture taken by YEP reader 'Will'.
The aftermath of the armed robbery, in a picture taken by YEP reader 'Will'.
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A trio of robbers stole cash from a G4S security van today after attacking it with a hammer while it was parked at a Leeds petrol station.

Police say the men carried out the attack at the Asda petrol station on Killingbeck Drive at around 12.40pm.

The attack happened at the Asda petrol station. Image: Google Maps

The attack happened at the Asda petrol station. Image: Google Maps

They are believed to have got out of a black Volkswagen Scirocco car and damaged the side of the van with a hammer, while it was parked up within the petrol station.

They then made off in the vehicle with a quantity of cash. No one was injured in the incident.

The black Scirocco, thought to have been involved in the robbery, was found abandoned nearby a short time later.

A cordon remains in place and early stage enquiries are underway, West Yorkshire Police say.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who saw the Scirocco being driven in area around Killingbeck Drive.

Officers would also ask for anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds CID on 101, quoting crime reference 13170373829.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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