Berkhamsted High Street bank hit in late night robbery

Kathleen Maple, 70, has been found
Kathleen Maple, 70, has been found

Masked robbers smashed the doors of a High Street bank on Wednesday night while staff were still inside.

The crime took place at Santander in Berkhamsted at around 11.20pm.

Two men entered by smashing glass in the front door. They then took a quantity of cash and made off in a white pick-up style vehicle, towards Tring.

Two members of staff were inside the bank at the time but were uninjured.

The offenders are both described as white males. One is believed to be around 6ft tall, aged 30 to 40 years old, and of medium build. He was wearing a white top and blue jeans.

The second is described as being around 5ft 8ins tall and of medium build. He was wearing a dark top. Both were wearing balaclavas.

Detective Constable Chris Phillips said: “We would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who thinks they may have seen the vehicle in the area. Any information could greatly assist our appeal.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dacorum Local Crime Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference D2/18/352. You can also report information online at https://www.herts.police.uk/Report

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crimefighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.