Arrest over Carlton cash box robbery
A 22-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in connection with a robbery outside a bank.
The St Ann's man arrested remains in police custody.
A cash box was taken from a security guard outside the Lloyds TSB bank in Carlton Hill, Carlton, at about 12.15pm on Thursday.
A man, armed with what is believed to be an axe, threatened his victim and made off with a quantity of money.
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No one was injured.
The offender was then seen to get into a dark-coloured vehicle, driven by a second suspect. The car was later recovered after being abandoned in Cranthorne Drive.
The two suspects are believed to have taken the cash box through an alleyway and into Wheatley Drive, where it was opened and discarded.
Opening the cash box will have caused a dark purple dye to activate, covering the cash, the offenders and their clothing.
Despite the arrest, detectives have renewed their appeal for information about the robbery.
CCTV images of one of the suspects show him wearing a distinctive top with light-coloured chevrons on the front.
Anyone with information should call Carlton CID on 101 ext 811 6635 or Crimestopers anonymously on 0800 555 111.