Lancashire

Arrests after cash guard robbery in Padiham

A man and woman have been arrested after security guards were threatened with a sledgehammer and crowbar when delivering cash to a Lancashire bank.

The guards were at Abbey Santander in Padiham, at 2315 BST on 8 June, when they were attacked.

The robbers also smashed their way into the bank before fleeing with a "significant amount of cash", Lancashire police said.

A man, 21, and woman, 20, from Salford, were arrested on suspicion of robbery.

They have been released on bail until November, pending further inquiries.

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