Merseyside Police were called to the scene of the accident in Huyton, Liverpool, on Friday morning following reports that a man had grabbed the cash box off a security guard
A pair of blundering thieves crashed into a pole after grabbing a cash box off a security guard outside Tesco Express.
After smashing into the pole, the pair reportedly made their getaway in a cash transit van. Merseyside Police said they were called to the scene in. Huyton, Liverpool, at around 9.20am on Friday after receiving reports of a man stealing a cash box.
Arriving at the scene officers realised the pair had managed to escape, but that their van had burst into flames a little further down the road. Dramatic footage, posted on the Huyton Times Facebook page, shows firefighters tackling the blaze
The two men, who were dressed in dark clothing, then ran off with the cash box. They got into a silver car and drove off towards Liverpool Road, according to the Liverpool Echo.
We are in the early stages of an investigation and officers are currently in the area to carry out CCTV and witness enquiries to help find those responsible. Detective Inspector Richard Shillito said: “We are in the early stages of the investigation and are keen to speak to anyone who may have saw the incident please get in touch.
“If you live in the area or were driving past at the time, please check you CCTV or dashcam footage for anything that might help with the investigation. The smallest detail could be the key to finding those responsible and removing them from the streets.” Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 187 of 10 November.