SIX men who robbed a security guard and beat him with a baseball bat as he delivered cash to a Sheffield supermarket have been jailed for a total of 46 years.
The men, all from Nottingham, committed robberies in Sheffield and Leicester, then laundered the £70,000 proceeds.
The first robbery took place on May 5 2011 at Tesco in Infirmary Road and a second happened five days later at the Nationwide Building Society in Ansty, near Leicester.
During both, G4S security guards were threatened while delivering cash and in Sheffield the guard was attacked with a baseball bat.
Ashley Charles, Anton Sylvester, Kyle Morgan and Issac McNual were all jailed for robbery, while Daniel Monaghan and Farren Melluish were jailed for handling and possessing criminal property, respectively.
Roxanne Wilson was given a nine month suspended sentence for handling criminal property.
DC Kevin Smith of South Yorkshire Police said: ”The offenders, who had no links to Sheffield, had travelled from another county to commit this crime thinking they would be beyond the reach of the law.
“Working closely with Nottinghamshire Police we identified one of the suspects within a few days, and several weeks later we disrupted a criminal gang, who were determined to rob security guards delivering cash.”
“Criminals should think twice about committing crime in South Yorkshire.”