Four men arrested over Oxted bank robbery

Oxted Santander
Image caption Flying Squad officers made the arrests outside Santander, supported by Surrey Police

Four men have been arrested after police foiled an armed robbery on a bank in a Surrey town.

The men were arrested outside the Santander bank in Station Road East, in Oxted, at about 2030 BST on Tuesday.

Police said four men armed with hammers, had smashed their way into the bank and assaulted two security guards.

Police used a Taser on two men and discharged specially designed rounds at a car to blow out its tyres and stop it from fleeing the scene.

'No shots fired'

The robbers had been attempting to escape with a quantity of cash.

The Metropolitan Police said the arrests were part of a proactive-led operation by Flying Squad officers, supported by Surrey Police.

No-one was injured during the incident and police said no shots were fired.

Hammers and a quantity of cash were recovered at the scene.

The arrested men, all in their early 20s and from south London, are currently in custody at south London police stations.

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