Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Armed robbers used stolen plates in Farnborough raid

Police investigating an armed robbery at a Hampshire bank are urging anyone who has had their number plates stolen to come forward.

Two masked men armed with a sledge hammer and an angle grinder held up security guards delivering cash to a bank in Farnborough on Monday evening.

Detectives believe stolen plates were used on a vehicle involved in the raid.

One of the two Group 4 Security workers was assaulted at the Santander branch in Eastmead.

Officers said the robbers escaped with a "quantity of cash" in a white car, thought to be a Vauxhall.

Police said the car may have been in collision with a white Audi as it left.

Det Supt Karen Lillywhite of Hampshire Constabulary said: "I am really keen to hear from anyone who has had number plates stolen or has found that their plates have been tampered with."

Detectives are also appealing to the driver of the Audi to contact them.

Anyone else with information about the robbery, which occurred at about 22:00 GMT, is asked to contact Hampshire Constabulary.

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