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Five-figure sum stolen in bank raid at shopping centre

Police are investigating a burglary at the Santander bank in the Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex, in which a large amount of money was stolen.

Officers believe the branch had been broken into via the roof

Officers were contacted just after 8.30am yesterday morning with reports the branch at the Thurrock shopping centre had been broken in to via the roof.

The break-in is believed to have happened between 1.35am and 3.50am that morning.

One of the ATMs was broken in to and money taken from elsewhere in the premises. It’s believed the amount stolen is a five-figure sum.