Miranda Local Area Command
Police Charge Two Over Cash-In-Transit Van Hold-Up – Caringbah
Detectives have charged two people over an armed raid on a cash-in-transit van at Caringbah, in Sydney’s south.
After 1.30pm yesterday (Friday 11 December), two security guards were collecting cash from a supermarket on High Street when they were confronted by two males who allegedly threatened them with a handgun.
They stole a number of metal cash tins before running to a nearby vehicle and fleeing the scene. Police spotted and pursued the getaway vehicle for a short time before finding it abandoned in a nearby street.
The alleged offenders were arrested at gunpoint outside a house in Yathong Road, while a bag containing a significant sum of cash was also recovered by police.
The pair was taken to Miranda Police Station and questioned by detectives.
A 21-year-old Engadine man was charged with eight offences, including:
- Robbery while armed with an offensive weapon;
- Possess/use a prohibited weapon without a permit;
- Using an offensive weapon in company to prevent detention (four counts);
- Drive vehicle recklessly/furiously or in a speed/manner dangerous.
The man has been held in custody to appear in Parramatta Bail Court today.
A 17-year-old Sylvania male youth was charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon and refused bail and will appear in Parramatta Children’s Court today.
Investigations into the incident are continuing and anyone with information that might assist detectives is urged to contact Miranda Police Station via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.