POLICE are appealing for witnesses after the Neston branch of Natwest in the Cross, was robbed for the second time in just over a year.
The traumatic heist took place yesterday, Wednesday, December 10 at 4.37pm.
Masked men with Merseyside accents threatened staff after gaining access to the bank via the roof and then forcing their way through a door.
The men are said to have been wearing dark clothing and got away with cash tills, containing a “substantial” amount of money, after shouting at staff and fleeing in a black Peugeot 308 which was later found abandoned and torched in nearby Mayfield Gardens.
Thankfully no one was injured as staff remained unhurt and there were no customers present as the bank had closed for the day, Police are now investigating the incident and believe it may be connected to a robbery at the same bank in November 2013.
DS Rob Grantham said: “I would urge anyone who saw any suspicious activity to contact police so we can find those responsible and bring them to justice.
“This is similar to a bank raid in Neston last November so we are looking at the possibility that they are linked.
“I would like to reassure residents that we are working on a number of lines of enquiry.”
A sum of money accidentally dropped by the suspects was recovered from the rear alleyway to the bank, along with other items.
Items found on the scene, CCTV, witnesses and forensics now make up part of the investigation as a whole.
Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 621 of December 10 2014.
Information can also be anonymously given to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.