Update: Halesworth representative shocked by bank raid

A branch of Lloyds Bank in Halesworth was the scene of a robbery early Friday morning.

A branch of Lloyds Bank in Halesworth was the scene of a robbery early Friday morning. - Credit: Su Anderson

A representative for a Suffolk market town has spoke of his shock following an attempted burglary in a bank this morning.

A representative for a Suffolk market town has spoke of his shock following an attempted burglary in a bank this morning.

The Lloyds Bank in the Thoroughfare, Halesworth, was targeted by thieves just before 4am.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “The alarm went off just before 4am this morning.

“Officers arrived at the scene and found a hole at the back of the premises in the wall.

“Attempts have been made to gain access to the property, which were unsuccessful.”

Tools were used to gain access to the building and an attempt was made to break into a cash point - though no money was stolen.

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The thieves left the scene after their unsuccessful attempts.

Today, police officers had the dog unit with them as they made door to door enquiries, and the investigation is ongoing.

When Tony Goldson, Suffolk County and Waveney District Councillor, heard of the news, said: “I’m absolutely shocked.

“Halesworth is a peaceful little town.

“But it’s a sign of the times we live in unfortunately.

“It seems like it was a well thought plan.

“I’m really sorry to hear it.

“I think you have to remain vigilant whatever the threat.

“You can never say things like this won’t happen in Halesworth because, as we’ve seen before, it happens in places that you don’t expect it to.”

A spokesman for Lloyds Bank said: “We are aware of an incident that occurred last night at the Lloyds Bank branch in Halesworth, and we are assisting police with their investigations.”

Police are asking for anyone who was in the area at the time who may have saw something, no matter how insignificant they think it is, or with any information, to contact Lowestoft CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference number BE/14/1155.

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