A SECURITY guard was chased through the streets by a group of men.

Police were called to a cash in transit robbery outside rent-to-own shop BrightHouse in Bury town centre.

One shopper reported seeing three masked men in pursuit of a security man near Nando's in The Rock.

The shopper, who asked not to be named, said: "There were three masked men running after a security man.

"He was running away and dropped a box.

"A passer-by saw what happened and guided the security man to a seat then gave him some water."

It is understood the victim was a man in his early 30s.

A police spokeswoman said: "We were called to BrightHouse just after 11.10am on Monday.

"A cash box was discarded. A guard was chased.

"A quantity of money was taken.

"We do not believe the victim suffered any injuries. The men got away."

No arrests have been made and police enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.