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Bank robbers threaten woman and steal cash
POLICE are hunting for robbers who escaped with a large quantity of cash from a Prestwich bank after threatening a customer.
It happened at about 4.20pm yesterday at the TSB in Bury New Road, Prestwich.
Two men wearing crash helmets got out of a car parked outside, went into the branch and marched up to the counter.
They grabbed hold of a woman and threatened her while ordering staff to hand over a large quantity of cash.
The robbers then left and got back into the getaway car, a blue Peugeot 207, and drove off.
No-one was hurt in the incident.
The robbers were both described as slim. One wore a large grey hoody with blue tracksuit bottoms while the other wore a black hoody with dark tracksuit bottoms.
Detective Constable Andy Pidd said: “This must have been scary for any staff and customers who got caught up in it, not least the customer who was grabbed and threatened.
“Thankfully no-one was hurt, but that doesn’t lessen the impact of this violent crime on the victims.
“I now want to hear from anyone who was there at the time, if we haven’t yet spoken to you, or, indeed, anyone who may have information.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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