12 Apr 2010

Builder credited with helping to catch robbers

9:22 pm on 12 April 2010

A builder is being credited with helping to catch a group of robbers who held up an Armourguard van in Hamilton.

Police say five men attacked the van's driver at the Chartwell Shopping Centre about 2pm on Monday.

They say the group was in the process of escaping with a large amount of money when a builder who saw the robbery rammed their getaway vehicle with his own.

Police say though they don't usually encourage such direct action, it certainly slowed the robbers down, ultimately resulting in their arrest.