Attempted armed robbery of cash-in-transit van foiled

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A quick-thinking security guard locked himself in a van after he was approached by two armed men who were attempting to steal a cash box.

The attempted cash-in-transit robbery happened outside business premises in the Mallusk Road area of Glengormley today shortly after 10am.

“The guard locked himself in the van and the two males made off empty handed,” a PSNI spokesman said.

The security guard was not injured in the incident.