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Armed Robbery Warning

Release date: 7/08/2014


Transport Workers Union secretary Wayne Forno has slammed "two-bit cash-in-transit operators" in the wake of Tuesday's armed robbery of a security guard at Green Hills shopping centre.

Newcastle Herald, by Sam Rigney, 7 August 2014

Mr Forno warned unless banks and businesses ended the arrangement of contracting work out to smaller cash-in-transit operators, who he said ignored industry safety standards, then it was only a matter of time before someone was shot or injured in a botched hold-up.

The manhunt continued yesterday for the gunman who escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash after robbing a 26-year-old security guard as he arrived to deliver money to the Commonwealth Bank about 2pm.

Police and the Transport Workers Union both identified the victim as an employee of United Security Enterprises, believed to be a small sub-contracting security business.

The Newcastle Herald contacted the company's Sydney office in Rydalmere, but a director did not return calls.

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