Bank raid £25k reward

Date published: 09 June 2014

A £25,000 reward is being offered to anyone who can help to catch masked thieves who stole thousands of pounds from an Oldham bank.

The robbery, at the NatWest branch in Middleton Road, Westwood, took place around 5pm on May 8.

Two plumbers at the back of the bank were confronted by raiders dressed in high-vis jackets and balaclavas, who had broken in through security bars.

The pair, one with an axe, the other a crowbar, stole cash before escaping to a black BMW parked in Harold Street. The car was later found abandoned in Stott Lane, Middleton.

The British Banking Association has now offered up to £25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the raiders.

Detective Constable Philip Wilson said: “We have been working closely with the bank and the British Banking Association, whic has now offered a substantial reward for information leading to their conviction.

Anyone with information can call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.