Two charged with robbery but third still sought after thousands of pounds still missing

TWO 17 year olds from London have appeared before magistrates following a robbery of a security guard on Saturday. But police have not yet been able to trace a stolen cash box – believed to contain thousands of pounds- and are looking for at lea

TWO 17 year olds from London have appeared before magistrates following a robbery of a security guard on Saturday.

But police have not yet been able to trace a stolen cash box - believed to contain thousands of pounds- and are looking for at least one other suspect.

The robbery took place at 3.40pm at the height of the Straw Bear Festival in Whittlesey as a guard collected weekend takings from Somerfield supermarket.

He was attacked and robbed as he took the cash to his van.


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Police called in the Cambridgeshire force helicopter to hunt for the robbers and one youth was arrested within the hour near the Sir Harry Smith Community College. A second suspect was arrested soon afterwards in the college grounds following a tip off from the school caretaker.

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