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Masked men armed with chainsaw and machete raid bank in Manchester

There were no reported injuries. Photo: MEN Media

An investigation's underway after a group of masked men wielding chainsaws and a machete raided a bank in Manchester.

They held up a cash delivery car which was visiting the bank at the time.

These images show the three individuals fleeing the Santander on Bolton Street in Ramsbottom on Tuesday April 3.

No arrests have been made. Credit: MEN Media

They escaped in a red Ford focus.

One man, who witnessed the robbery, told the Manchester Evening News he saw one man carrying what looked like a cash box to the car.

I thought at first someone had been run over or there had been a crash.Then I heard someone on the phone to police saying there was an armed robbery in progress.

I looked out of the window and saw one man with a balaclava on coming out of the bank with an angle grinder and he put it in the car. He then went back inside and another man came out with what appeared to be a cash box.

Then all three came out and got in the car and sped off.

– Eyewitness
The masked men escaped in a red Ford focus. Credit: MEN Media

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “At 7.50pm police received reports of an armed robbery on Bolton Street in Ramsbottom."

"Masked offenders with a machete and chainsaw have attacked a Securicor van and made off with cash from the van.”

No arrests have yet been made.