Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Havant Nationwide bank couriers robbed by axemen

Two men wearing balaclavas and holding an axe and an angle grinder broke into a Hampshire bank and stole money from two couriers emptying a cash machine.

It happened at the Nationwide in Park Parade, Havant, on Friday night.

The men took four cassettes "containing a substantial sum of money" from the couriers, said police. The G4S staff sustained minor injuries.

Officers said they could not say if the robbery was linked to a raid at an HSBC in Chandler's Ford on Thursday.

The robbers used a black VW Golf to drive away from the bank, which was believed to have been displaying number-plates stolen from another car.

Police are still looking for the Golf.

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