Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following an armed robbery at a bank Hampshire.

The officers were called to Santander bank in Eastmead, Farnborough, following reports that two guards filling up the cash machines had been threatened and robbed.

The robbers were believed to have been driving a red Mini and used this car to leave the scene at 824pm on Monday.

Detective Inspector Darren Barrett, who is leading the investigation, said: “This was a very brazen incident where the offenders have made serious attempts to steal a large quantity of cash.

“This happened in a busy area and although the bank was closed, there were likely to be people nearby who could have seen or heard this robbery. Did you see anything? Did you see two men in a red Mini around this time?

“Thankfully the guards were not physically injured during this robbery; however this was a very traumatic incident for two people simply doing their job.

“This was a violent robbery and we are working hard to identify the people responsible to prevent them committing further offences.

“If you have any information, please get in touch. If you don’t want to speak to the police, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Anyone with any information should contact Aldershot CID on 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.