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G4S driver who stole £1m cash from security van jailed for four years

Jul 26, 2019

A G4S driver who stole almost £1 million in cash from one of the security firm's vans has been jailed for more than four years.

Joel March, 36, fled with deposit boxes after abandoning the cash-in-transit vehicle in a leafy south London street on April 23.

The blue armoured van with G4S logos sat on a double yellow line on Larkhall Rise in Clapham, for eight hours before police were alerted, The Sun reported at the time.

The Metropolitan Police's elite Flying Squad unit launched an investigation and March was arrested on suspicion of theft in neighbouring Brixton the following day.

March, of Rectory Grove, Clapham, admitted theft by employee of more than £900,000 at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court in April. Today he was jailed for four years and eight months.

Prosecutor Alex Agbamu told a hearing at Inner London Crown Court in May: "The total amount is around the £900,000 mark – £880,000 is still missing and unaccounted for."

He added: "The day after he committed the theft, he went to JD Sports on Streatham High Street and spent £1,400 on sportswear and trainers."

G4S have been approached for comment.

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