Thieves armed with crow bars steal cash from Rothwell branch

The Nationwide branch in Rothwell has been targeted before - there was a ram raid at the bank in August 2011
The Nationwide branch in Rothwell has been targeted before - there was a ram raid at the bank in August 2011
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Thieves wearing masks and armed with crow bars stole a substantial amount of cash after forcing their way into a building society.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the armed robbery which took place at about 8.30pm on Monday, November 26, in Rothwell.

A police spokesman said: “Whilst security guards were accessing the Nationwide bank on Bridge Street, three men forced their way into the building and made off, on foot, up School Lane with a substantial amount of cash.

“The offenders were wearing masks and carrying crow bars at the time of the incident and one is described as a 25 to 26-year-old, 6ft 5in white man wearing black jeans and a black hooded top.”

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information about it, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.