Cash guards threatened in Farnborough bank raidBy Tim Harris
December 18, 2012
TWO security guards filling up cash machines were threatened by robbers at a bank in Farnborough on Monday night.
The "violent robbery" happened at the Santander branch in Eastmead shortly before 8.25pm.
Hampshire police were called to the scene after reports that two G4S guards had been targeted by two or three robbers.
A spokesman for the force said: "The guards indicated that they saw a gun.
"Nothing was actually taken, they did not manage to take any money."
The suspects were believed to have been driving a red Mini and used this car to flee the scene.
Detective Inspector Darren Barrett said: “This was a very brazen incident where the offenders have made serious attempts to steal a large quantity of cash.
“This happened in a busy area and although the bank was closed, there were likely to be people nearby who could have seen or heard this robbery.
“Thankfully the guards were not physically injured during this robbery, however this was a very traumatic incident for two people simply doing their job.
“This was a violent robbery and we are working hard to identify the people responsible to prevent them committing further offences. If you have any information, please get in touch.”
Anyone with any information can call Aldershot CID on 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.