Dunmow High Street TSB bank robbed by masked man

PUBLISHED: 18:15 02 February 2017 | UPDATED: 08:46 03 February 2017

Police at scene of robbery at TSB bank in Dunmow High Street. Photo: Tammy Alice Howard

Police at scene of robbery at TSB bank in Dunmow High Street. Photo: Tammy Alice Howard

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A man has made off with a quantity of cash following a robbery at a High Street bank in Great Dunmow.

Scene outside TSB in Dunmow High Street, which was robbed on February 2, 2017. Photo: Michael Steward/ArchantScene outside TSB in Dunmow High Street, which was robbed on February 2, 2017. Photo: Michael Steward/Archant

The suspect entered TSB at around 2.45pm today.

He threatened staff before leaving with the money.

Essex Police have not yet revealed an estimate for how much money was stolen.

No-one has been injured in the incident.

Detectives are appealing for information around the robbery.

The man involve has been described as around 6ft tall, of large build, wearing a mask and a light grey hooded top with tassles and a white zip, blue jeans, black shoes and black leather gloves.

He was also carrying a white carrier bag.

Staff at Ropers The Chemist in Dunmow nearby said they heard the police helicopter overhead.

An employee, who did not want to be named, said: “We saw the police cars, there must have been about four or five of them.

“We then heard the helicopter circling above. There was a man directing officers on the other side of the street, I don’t know if he saw the man or not.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

It is the second bank robbery in Dunmow High Street in less than a year, after the a security van driver running cash to the now-closed HSBC branch was robbed at gunpoint in June last year.

Two men are awaiting sentence in relation to that offence.

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