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Updated: Burned out car dumped as police hunt Salford cash van robbers

Police are looking for four men thought to have carried out a robbery on a cash-in-transit van this afternoon in Lower Broughton, Salford.

A burned out black Peugeot 308 hatchback with no numberplates has been discovered dumped on nearby Bramley Street, behind Bury New Road in Lower Broughton.

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Police put up crime scene tape around the vehicle and were not allowing any pedestrians to pass.

Additional cordons were set up on nearby Tenerife Street where a white box was been dumped at the side of the road.


From 1pm on Wednesday 7 September readers reported a heavy police presence on Bury New Road near the Grosvenor Casino.

One said: “I was coming out of the gym when I saw five cars flying past me.”

A police cordon has been erected around clothing store Tru Trading on Bury New Road with three police units and a crime scene investigation van still on scene.

Also visible from images at the scene is a white cash-in-transit van marked ‘Security Plus Ltd’ within the police cordon.

Police cordon Lower Broughton robbery

Police dog units were also out searching for suspects earlier this afternoon.

Officers went door-to-door on local streets asking for witnesses.

Police have launched an investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 1008 of 07/09/16 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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