Robbery crackdown

violent cash-in-transit and commercial robbery crimes are being targeted by police in the run up to Christmas and the New Year.

The operation will ensure that the use of force resources provides maximum impact to target, deter and disrupt the activities of professional criminals responsible for such attacks in the period which is traditionally the busiest time for the cash handling industry.

Officers will use a variety of tactics including armed police vehicles escorting high-risk security vehicles as they carry out their normal deliveries, the use of overt and covert CCTV monitoring and patrol cars. In addition, the Force’s helicopter, SY99, will shadow vehicles.