Four people have been arrested after an armed robbery at a bank.
Barclays Bank in York Road in Hartlepool was targeted just after 10:00 BST on Friday, Cleveland Police said.
No-one had been injured during the robbery but a "significant amount of cash" was taken, a force spokesperson said.
Three men, aged 39, 42 and 49, and 39-year-old woman, all from Hartlepool area, are still in custody.
A fourth man in his 20s was arrested but later released without charge.