Taser-style weapon used in bank raid

CAMOUFLAGED raiders threatened a security guard with an electricity-based weapon before making off with cash, police today revealed.Suffolk police is investigating the raid which happened in Market Place, Mildenhall, at 8pm last night.

Laurence Cawley

CAMOUFLAGED raiders threatened a security guard with an electricity-based weapon before making off with cash, police today revealed.

Suffolk police is investigating the raid which happened in Market Place, Mildenhall, at 8pm last night.

A security van was delivering cash to the Nationwide Building Society when four men wearing balaclavas and camouflage clothing appeared.

A police spokeswoman said: “They threatened both the driver, who was still in the van, and the security guard, who was inside the building.

“The men smashed windows at the bank and threatened the security guard with what is believed to have been a Taser-style device. “The men entered the bank and took three boxes containing a large quantity of cash, then left in a silver W registration Vauxhall Omega, heading towards the A11. Neither the driver nor the security guard were hurt.”

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Police want to hear from anyone who may have information about this incident, or may have found the cash cartridges the stolen money was in. Calls should be made to Mildenhall CID on 01473 613500.

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