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£25,000’ robbers may have been teens

PUBLISHED: 18:50 02 September 2009 | UPDATED: 17:05 25 August 2010

CRIME SCENE: The bank in Sidcup High Street.

CRIME SCENE: The bank in Sidcup High Street.

ROBBERS who grabbed an estimated £25,000 from a bank security guard yesterday are no older than 16, according to a bank worker. The hooded teenagers are thought to have pushed the Group 4 Securicor guard to the ground and stole his bag of cash whilst h

ROBBERS who grabbed an estimated £25,000 from a bank security guard yesterday are no older than 16, according to a bank worker.

The hooded teenagers are thought to have pushed the Group 4 Securicor guard to the ground and stole his bag of cash whilst he was in the Lloyds TSB bank on Sidcup High Street on Wednesday at 10.15am.

The pair ran down Nelson Road and jumped over the railings behind Sidcup Snooker Club whilst being chased by the bank's manager.

Police say no weapons were used in the raid and cordoned off the bank for several hours. Forensic officers were examining the railings yesterday afternoon.

The worker in the bank, who did not want to be named, said: "We had been talking to the bank manager 20 minutes previously. I was on the phone and saw the pair run round the side of the bank and jump over the barrier.

"Police told me there is usually £25,000 in those envelopes. It looked like it was in a plastic bag. They told me it is not the first time kids have done this so the CID are looking into it.

"They pushed the guard to the ground and he hurt his shoulder and that is why an ambulance came. They just shoved him out of the way.

"They looked no older than 16. Both were white and wearing trainers and hoodies, one was grey and one had one a red striped t-shirt. I saw one of them had gloves on.

Police have tracked their movements through CCTV but did not find out exactly where they were going. Apparently they can not look at the council CCTV until 6pm. I think it must be opportunists. They must be complete idiots as there are cameras everywhere."

No one had been arrested as the Times went to press.

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