Two raiders grab cash from St Albans city-centre bank

PUBLISHED: 15:38 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:54 06 May 2010

Photos from the scene of the robbery

Photos from the scene of the robbery

RAIDERS intercepted a cash drop at a St Albans city-centre bank on Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened at around 2pm when a G4S security van arrived at Barclays Bank in St Peters Street. A man snatched a bag containing a large sum of cash which a se

Photos from the scene of the robbery

RAIDERS intercepted a cash drop at a St Albans city-centre bank on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident happened at around 2pm when a G4S security van arrived at Barclays Bank in St Peters Street.

A man snatched a bag containing a large sum of cash which a security guard was loading into a cash machine within the branch.

A second man, who had been standing by the door, starting shouting at his fellow robber to hurry up and they both fled the scene with the cash.

CCTV image

The first robber headed towards the Waterend Barn and then back onto St Peters Street before heading towards Drovers Way.

He is described as an Asian man, slimly build and aged between 20 and 30, with short, dark-brown hair. He was wearing a grey jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.

The second robber, described as a slim white man in his twenties with ginger hair, also headed towards Drovers Way.

Police cordoned off the area outside Barclays Bank while investigations took place. No-one was injured in the incident.

An eye witness at the scene said: "They put tape up from the front of Barclays to the Royal Bank of Scotland and all the way round to Northern Rock. A white van was next to the security van and the whole Barclays building looked as if it was evacuated.

"There were about four police cars and they were interviewing around 10 people outside."

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following the robbery.

The investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Jason Finnegan, said: "We are very keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this robbery take place or who may have further information. Any information you provide could help us to find the men responsible for this."

People are asked to contact DS Jason Finnegan on 0845 33 00 22 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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