Police have found a car involved in the robbery of Armourguard security staff at Levin shopping mall yesterday and are appealing for help from the public to track down the offenders.
Two guards were carrying two canisters of cash as they went into the Salisbury St side of the mall to restock an ATM about 1.30pm when a vehicle with three occupants stopped.
A man jumped out and grabbed the canisters from the guards.
The man ran back to the car, chased by the guards, and dropped one of the canisters.
He managed to get in to the car carrying a canister, and the getaway vehicle sped off.
Police found the 1990 black two-door hatch Toyota Starlet, registration FZZ986, on Tawa St, Levin at 5pm yesterday.
The car is being examined and police are studying CCTV footage.
Detective Sergeant Peter Vine of Levin CIB said a lot of people were at the mall when the robbery took place and officers were keen to speak to witnesses who saw it, or the car between 1pm and 5pm yesterday.
Anyone with information about the robbery can call Detective Sergeant Vine on 06 366 0509.
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