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Armed bank robbery in Donnington today

At 11.10am this morning police received a report of an armed robbery at Lloyds Bank in Wrekin Drive, Donnington.

Two men went into the bank and threatened staff.

It’s believed they were armed with what is believed to be a crowbar and hammer.

Enquiries are on-going to trace the offenders.

A car was found on fire nearby, inbetween Coronation Street and School Road, which is believed to be connected to the incident. The fire has since been put out by the fire service.

Superintendent Tom Harding said: “There is a visible police presence in Donnington as we carry our enquiries into this incident and I would ask anyone who does have information that could assist to get in contact.

“We will have officers in the area this afternoon to offer reassurance to the local community and anyone concerned can speak to an officer.

“Fortunately, incidents like this do not happen very often but we understand the impact they can have when they do happen.”

Police are also appealing for any motorists who were in the Donnington area between 10.30am and 12pm this moring with dashcam footage to get in contact.

Anyone with information should contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 230s 110918 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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