Armed robbery at Brentwood High Street Santander bank

An armed robber stole a four figure sum of money from the Santander bank in Brentwood High Street on Friday.

Police are appealing for information following the theft, which took place at around 3.30pm.

The man threatened cashiers with a large knife and they handed over the money.

He then made off from the bank and was picked up by a woman passenger in a sliver Ford Focus taxi.

The taxi dropped the man off about 100 yards before the roundabout on King’s Road and dropped the woman off at Brentwood railway station.

The man is described as white, in his late 20s or early 30s, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins, of average build, unshaven with black hair and wearing a black top.

The woman is white, aged about 21, of skinny build, 5ft 5ins with long black hair scraped back into a pony tail and wearing a white coat.

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A spokesman for the bank said: “None of our staff or customers were injured and there was no damage to the branch. We are fully cooperating with the police.”

He added that the branch is open as normal this week.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ian Krout at the Brentwood CID target team on 101.

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