Machete gang's £20,000 haul

Machete gang's £20,000 haul

By Gareth Dennison | 14/10/2011 0 comments

Machete gang's £20,000 haul

ROBBERS armed with machetes stole more than £20,000 in a raid on a Rotherham bank, detectives have revealed.

A group targeted a parked security vehicle outside the Royal Bank of Scotland in Swallownest on September 27.

Eight men from the village are on bail after being arrested in connection with the robbery and other burglary-related offences.

Police are still appealing for information about the white Transit van used as the getaway vehicle and later recovered from King Street.

Det Sgt Nikki Shimwell said: “We believe this vehicle was in Swallownest the night before the robbery and are appealing for anyone who saw this white transit van, or anyone acting suspiciously on either that Monday or Tuesday to contact the police or Crimestoppers.

“It could be that you noticed it parked outside a property, in a local car-park or being driven to or from the bank on Tuesday morning.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen the offenders park and abandon the vehicle on King Street some time after midday, following the robbery.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 01142 202020 quoting reference 373 of September 27. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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