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We are receiving reports that the Royal Bank of Scotland was targeted by thieves this morning, this follows on from the robbery at the Nationwide last month and a further robbery at Santander in Walkden.

Updated 18:03: GMP have confirmed the Volvo which was found burnt out in Weaste was the same one used in the robbery.

Updated 15:52: Police have now issued the following statement.

Shortly before 7:10am on Tuesday 19 September 2017, police were called to Salford Precinct to reports that a cash in transit driver had been robbed.

Two men wearing balaclavas approached the driver before assaulting him with a crowbar and stealing a significant quantity of cash. The two then fled the scene in a silver Volvo.

The cash in transit driver has been taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 354 of 19/09/17, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


We are looking into reports that the Royal Bank of Scotland at Salford Precinct has been robbed around 7am this morning, photographs on Social Media show police tape around the entrance to the bank.


Our thoughts as always are with the staff involved and affected, we hope that none of them have been injured or suffered harm.

A spate of armed robberies have targeted local banks in the past few months. In late August police were called to the Nationwide after it was held up by thieves wielding sledgehammers.


And less than a fortnight ago masked thieves held staff at gunpoint as they targeted an early morning money delivery at the Walkden branch of Santander.

We are also trying to establish if a report of a dark silver Volvo car set alight on Kennedy Road in Weaste this morning is related to this latest incident.

We will have more as soon as we get it.

Image Copyright Davina Emily Brown

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