Officers from Cheshire Police are appealing for information from the public following a bank robbery in Northwich.
Shortly before 10.20am today, Tuesday 29 August, a security guard was walking into the foyer at NatWest Bank, on the Bull Ring, Northwich, when he was approached from behind by an unknown man.
The man hit the guard on the head and knocked him to the floor, he then grabbed hold of a cash box the guard was carrying before fleeing the scene and getting into a Blue Nissan Qashqai which was waiting nearby.
Whist he was running to the vehicle the suspect dropped the cash box. The vehicle then drove away from the scene, initially travelling through Market car park and onto Chester Way. The vehicle was later found abandoned on Weaver Road, Castle.
The suspect stole the cash box is described as a white man, of slim build, he was wearing a grey hoodie, dark trousers and a black puffer jacked without sleeves. He was also wearing a black baseball cap and had his face covered.
The driver of the vehicle is described as a black man, he was wearing a red jacket, possibly checkered, and dark trousers.
Investigating Officer Detective Sergeant Lianne Macfarlane said: “This was a serious incident and we are committed to doing all that we can to trace the people responsible.
“The investigation in its early stages and we are following a number of lines of enquiry. As part of the investigation I’m keen to speak to anyone was in Northwich Town Centre around the time this incident occurred and believes that they may have witnessed anything suspicious.
“The Bull Ring is a busy junction within Northwich and I believe that there will have been lots of people in the area who may hold vital information.
“I’m also keen to hear from anyone who believes that they may have seen the suspects after they abandoned the vehicle in on Weaver Road, Castle.”
Anyone with any information in relation to the incident to is asked to contact the team here at Northwich on 101 quoting incident number 273 of 29/8/17. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.