Security guard targeted by gang saw red

A BRAVE security guard targeted four times by armed robbers in the space of two years has told how he “saw red” and fought back.

A BRAVE security guard targeted four times by armed robbers in the space of two years has told how he “saw red” and fought back.

Colin Frewer had worked for Group Four Securicor without incident for 26 years before he was robbed twice in Ipswich and twice in Colchester between 2005 and 2007.

The gang behind the Colchester heists was convicted on Friday of a string of carbon-copy raids across the south-east.

In July last year, Mr Frewer repeatedly punched two masked attackers who then fired a gun as a warning after they took his £25,000 cash box outside Lloyds TSB in St Christopher Road, Colchester.


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He said: “I just saw red. I started lashing out.”

The 64-year-old was again robbed by some members of the same gang at the same bank in November last year.

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He said he had also been targeted at Lloyds TSB in Nacton Road, Ipswich, in November 2005 and February 2006, in attacks which may be linked.

Mr Frewer said he was pleased the gang had been caught and vowed to continue working as a security guard, even though he is eligible to retire next year.

Four members of the gang, Terence Wallace, 26, Adrian Johnson, 28, Leroy Wilkinson, 29, and Victor Iniodu, 34, were convicted last week.

They targeted security vans making cash deliveries to banks, scooping £500,000 in their terrifying raids.

As well as Ipswich and Colchester, the gang struck in Cambridgeshire, Oxford, Swindon, Bristol, Bath, Hampshire, Reading, and Gloucestershire between April 2006 and September 2007.

Their reign of terror only ended when ringleaders Mark Nunes and accomplice Andrew Markland were shot dead by police in a failed raid in Hampshire.

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