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NSW: Armed bandits rob cash van inside school grounds

25 May 2009 1:35 PM

SYDNEY, May 25 AAP - A prestigious Sydney boys school went into lockdown on Monday as armed men entered the grounds to raid a cash-in-transit van, police say.

One of the two masked men made threats with a firearm during the robbery at Cranbrook School, in the eastern Sydney suburb of Bellevue Hill,about 11.10am (AEST) on Monday.

"Two armed men wearing balaclavas approached a cash-in-transit van containing two security guards inside the school grounds," a police spokeswoman said.

The men demanded cash before the pair fled from the Victoria Road school in a silver sedan.

It is not known how much cash the bandits seized but no one was injured.

Police have set up a crime scene and are liaising with the school.

The parent of a Cranbrook student said the school went into lockdown for about an hour shortly after the robbery.