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Appeal after attempted armed bank robbery

Appeal after attempted armed bank robbery

Published by Chris Craddock
12:32pm 12th June 2019. (Updated at 8:54am 13th June 2019)

Cambridgeshire Police have launched an appeal after an attempted armed robbery.

A man walked into a bank in Sawston yesterday (11th June) at around 4pm reportedly armed with a gun.

Staff at Cambridge Building Society in High Street said he demanded money during the incident.

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They managed to get behind the counters and the man ran away on foot.

Armed police and the police helicopter searched the area but weren't able to find him.


Cambridgeshire Police say he could be dangerous and the public shouldn't approach him.

What did he look like?

  • He was wearing a brown/green padded jacket, dark trousers and a white or beige floppy woven sun hat.
  • The man is described as approximately 5" 4' tall and aged between 40 and 55 with a greying goatee.
Where the incident happened

DS James Rabbett said:

"The area was likely to have been busy at the time and we would urge anyone who saw anything, no matter how small, to contact us.

"We would urge members of the public to be vigilant and if they think they see the man described, not to approach him but to call 999."

Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting crime reference number 35/40577/19.

Call 999 with any immediate sightings.

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