A masked robber held up a cash-in-transit van at gunpoint this morning while it was making a delivery to a supermarket. 

The robbery took place at 10.30am, when a cash delivery driver was threatened with what is believed to be a firearm near the Co-op store on Tattenham Crescent, Epsom.

It is believed he escaped with cash in a light-coloured people carrier which was seen driving erratically in the area around the time of the incident.

The light-coloured car was then found a short time later in nearby North View Crescent and police would like to speak with anyone who saw anything suspicious in this area.

The robber was wearing light grey jogging bottoms, a black hoodie and a black mask, possibly tights covering his face.

South East Coast Ambulance Service attended the scene and treated the victim for facial injuries.

Police were in attendance at the location and restrictions were put in place around the scene to allow them to gather evidence.

Detective Inspector Oana King said: "This was a frightening ordeal for the victim and those who witnessed it so I would appeal to anyone who has any information which may assist with the investigation to contact us as soon as possible as we need to catch the person responsible.

"We are still in the very early stages of the investigation so it is vital we gather as much information as possible on the offence and the offender and thank the public for their assistance and patience while we do this."

An employee at the Co-op said: "The gentleman was on the floor bleeding. There wasn't much commotion. The guard rushed outside the store to help him and then other people outside went to him too.

"I don't know what happened to the other man.  We were a little bit shocked at first, but thankfully no one was injured apart from the gentleman."

Anyone with information should call the police on 101 quoting reference P13030242 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.