We’re behind you is the festive message from police to criminals bidding to hold up vans carrying cash and valuables.
South Yorkshire Police provides a high priority service to all cash carriers and their employees throughout the year, which is stepped up over Christmas.
“During the Follow the Van campaign, South Yorkshire Police will use a combination of policing tactics to deter and capture offenders,” said Det Con Nina Kitchener.
“These include deploying covert and overt police resources, together with the force’s helicopter and specialist firearms teams to keep track on security vans during this vulnerable time.”
“The warning is clear: if you intend to commit such offences in South Yorkshire you will be apprehended and receive a substantial prison sentence.”