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Tuesday, 8 January, 2002, 22:54 GMT
200,000 snatched from security van
The raid happened near Waterloo station
Two men have stolen 200,000 in cash in a raid on a security van.

British Transport Police said the men overpowered a guard as he was loading the money into the van near Waterloo station in central London.

The pair escaped towards south London on a motorcycle.

It is not clear whether a firearm was used in the attack on the Securitas van, which took place at 1745 GMT on Tuesday.

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A police spokesman said: "It is believed at this stage that 200,000 was taken when a security guard, who was transferring cash from the station, was set upon.

"Neither of the two guards received injuries and it has not been confirmed whether a firearm was involved."

Police described the two men as black. One was wearing a red crash helmet, the other had a white crash helmet. One had a rucksack. Officers believe they drove a low-powered motorcycle, possibly a 125cc.

The spokesman said: "The motorcycle would have been travelling at speed and would probably have passed through red lights in order to leave the scene as quickly as possible."

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