POLICE have launched a hunt for three robbers after a cash box was stolen from bank security staff.

Officers were called the Santander in Burgess Road, Southampton, after two G4S staff were robbed by three men in hooded tops.

One of the security staff was pushed to the ground, causing a cut to his knee, and the offenders made off with what police said was a “quantity of cash”.

The robbers were all said to be white and one was wearing a red hooded top.

The incident happened at about 1am on Thursday and officers are appealing for information.

Detective Constable Jonathan Hyland said: “Fortunately the G4S staff member was not seriously assaulted but this was more luck than judgement.

“Security staff serving the public need to be able to do their jobs without fear of violence and assaults.

“We'd appeal for anybody, particularly in this part of Southampton, who has any information about this incident, to call Hampshire Constabulary using the 101 number.

“Somebody will know who was out at 1am and that they were planning something unlawful.

“Please come forward and assist your police service in bringing these offenders to justice."

As previously reported by the Daily Echo, the robbery is the second in the bank in less than a year.

In July 2015 two masked men carried out a terrifying armed raid but left the scene empty handed.

Anyone with information is asked to call DC Hyland on 101, quoting 44160079706, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.