The security guard allegedly vanished with £1m in stolen cash from his van after parking it in a quiet residential street.
According to The Sun The G4S worker fled with 40 deposit boxes after abandoning the cash-in-transit vehicle on a leafy street in Clapham, south London, on Tuesday morning.
The blue armoured vehicle sat on a double yellow line in Larkhall Rise for eight hours before police were alerted, despite a member of the public reporting it to G4S and a traffic warden issuing the van a ticket.
A resident who thought it was suspicious that the van was parked in a residential street said he looked inside and saw “strips of paper with ‘mum’, ‘dad’ and phone numbers".
The Metropolitan Police’s elite Flying Squad unit launched an investigation and a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft in neighbouring Brixton on Wednesday afternoon.