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Bank robbed in Whitstable

The bank on the High Street was targeted just after 10am this morning Credit: ITV Meridian

Detectives are appealing for witnesses a bank was robbed in Whitstable.

Police were called to the Barclays branch on the High Street just after 10am this morning.

A man is reported to have walked into the bank and shown a member of staff a note claiming he had a weapon and ordering the member of staff to hand over cash from the till.

He was described as white, about 30 to 40-years-old, of a slim build and about 5ft 7in tall. He had a fair complexion and a freckled face. He was wearing a dark navy or black padded jacket with the hood up. The jacket had small diamond stitching and a gold zip.

"Whitstable High Street on a Saturday morning would have been very busy and we are hoping someone saw this man, either before, after or at the time of the robbery."

– Detective Chief Inspector Adam Ball

Efit released following bank robbery

An e-fit has been released following a robbery at a bank in Hedge End. The image is of one of three men who drove into the side of HSBC on Wednesday morning.

Police want to speak to this man and anyone who may recognise him.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a bank robbery in Hedge End Credit: Hampshire Police

"If you recognise this man or think that you saw him in the area on the day of the robbery we want you to contact us.

"You could hold vital information that could assist us with this investigation."

– Detective Constable Steve Roman

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Police issue CCTV of man who tried to rob Sussex bank

£500 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction Credit: Sussex Police

Police have published a CCTV image of a man suspected of attempting to rob a bank in Horsham.

Just before 11.50am on Tuesday 9 October a man entered the HSBC bank in West Street, Horsham, and pushed a plastic bag and note through the cash scoop underneath the counter security glass.

The note told the cashier to fill the bag with cash in order to avoid being shot.

However, staff immediately activated the alarm system, which prompted the man to turn around and run out, heading right along West Street. He is then believed to have made his way towards nearby Sainsburys.

Detective Constable Stuart Streeter of West Sussex CID said:

"Thankfully, this type of incident is rare in the area but there was a considerable impact on the staff and members of public present. We are also offering a £500 reward for information leading to a successful arrest and conviction".

If you can help in any way please email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk orcall 101 quoting serial 496 of 09/12. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man arrested in connection with bank robbery

Officers from Kent Police have arrested a 44 year old man in connection with a robbery at a bank in Maidstone.

Police were called at 11.25am on Monday 3 November to a report of a robbery at the Natwest bank in Heath Road, Coxheath.

It was reported a man entered the bank and threatened staff, demanding cash. No weapon was seen by witnesses in the bank.

The offender left the bank with a quantity of cash and left the scene in a vehicle parked nearby.

Officers carried out a number of enquiries and arrested a 44 year old man from Hythe on suspicion of robbery. He remains in police custody.