Pub takings stolen in roadside robbery

Adam LazzariA 'substantial' sum of cash was stolen from a Fakenham pub manager when he was robbed in his car.Steve Lowe, manager of The Hungry Horse on Greenway Lane, was driving a silver Toyota Rav4 towards Little Snoring when a white transit-sized van pulled up and created an obstruction in the road, forcing him to stop.Adam Lazzari

A 'substantial' sum of cash was stolen from a Fakenham pub manager when he was robbed in his car.

Steve Lowe, manager of The Hungry Horse on Greenway Lane, was driving a silver Toyota Rav4 towards Little Snoring when a white transit-sized van pulled up and created an obstruction in the road, forcing him to stop.

The driver of the van the approached the Toyota and opened the driver's door.

Money was then seized before the van left the scene.


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The incident happened on the A148 at Holt Road, at about 9.20am on Tuesday.

A Norfolk Police spokesman said a substantial amount of money had been taken during the robbery, but said there was no evidence that any weapon had been used.

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It is believed that the manager was transporting pub takings to the bank and that about �8,000 was stolen but neither the police nor Greene King, which owns the pub, were unable to confirm the figure.

Scott Moore, area manager for the Hungry Horse, said: 'Although shaken up by the incident, the manager involved is completely unhurt. The police are investigating and it is business as usual at the pub.'

Police described the van driver as a North European man, aged between 25 and 30.

The van he was driving is described as white S reg transit style van, possibly with no rear windows.

Anyone with information should contact DC Chris Parnham at King's Lynn CI, on 0845 456 4567 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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