The British Security Industry partners working with the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) have launched a short animation as part of its effort to educate members of the public about how they can help to keep their communities safe from cash in transit robberies.
The animation, which is set to be shared with all UK Police Forces, partner agencies and the wider public, highlights the consequences of cash-in-transit robberies and the importance of working together to tackle this dangerous crime.

Today, officers from across the North West, West Midlands and the Metropolitan Police Flying Squad have joined forces with the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) and the security industry to launch the animation to help tackle cash-in-transit robberies in the run-up to Christmas.

During the Christmas period, officers from the six North West forces (Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and North Wales) will be putting extra resources in place, using a range of tactics to escort security vehicles as they carry out their normal deliveries.
This includes using armed police vehicles escorting high-risk security vehicles as they carry out cash deliveries, CCTV monitoring and patrol cars following cash-handling vehicles. In addition, all cash containers will include either Smartwater or a dye, which will be released when they are opened, marking the notes so they are both unusable and traceable.

Nationally, there has been significant success in combating cash-in-transit robberies with 66 offenders being convicted and sentenced to more than 500 years in prison since 2018