A manhunt has begun after armed robbers targeted a security van in Thame High Street this morning.
Police officers were called at 11.20am following reports of the robbery.
Two men wearing face-coverings attempted to steal a box containing cash from a security van which was making a delivery. One of the offenders is believed to have been carrying a shotgun.
The men left the scene in a car which appeared to travel towards the southbound M40.
Officers are currently at the scene carrying out their investigation.
Investigating officer Det Con Antony Maddison of Abingdon Force CID said: “I would like to reassure people that we are carrying out an extensive investigation into this incident, which is very rare for the area, and we are currently pursuing a number of leads.
“However, we would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who has any information which they think could help us, to contact us via the non-emergency number 101 quoting URN 515 15/7.”
If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.