Bank robbery in Milton Keynes: Staff hand over cash after being threatened with knife

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A bank robber threatened staff with a knife before leaving with an unknown sum of cash this afternoon.

Employees were left “shaken” by the the robbery, which happened shortly after midday at Natwest in Queensway, Bletchley.

Det Sgt Phil Turner-Robson from Milton Keynes CID said: “This was a robbery in a bank at a time when there were a number of customers in the bank and in the immediate vicinity.

“Although staff were left shaken by the incident, the offender did not use any force and so no one was hurt.”

The man threatened staff behind the counter, telling him he had a knife, but no weapon was seen.

The cashier handed the man a sum of cash and he left the bank.

Thames Valley Police has released CCTV images of a man it would like to speak to in relation to today’s incident.

The man in the images is white and wearing a dark suit with a white shirt and red tie. He is wearing glasses.

Det Sgt Turner-Robson said: “If you witnessed the incident or know who the man in these images is, then please let us know.”

A Natwest spokesman told the Citizen the bank was “working closely with the police” following today’s incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Sgt Turner-Robson on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.