Man robbed of large amount of cash shortly after leaving bank in Northampton town centre
September 29, 2017
Police are investigating after a couple were robbed of thousands of pounds shortly after withdrawing cash from a Northampton bank.
The victims had just withdrawn £38,000 in cash from the Santander Bank in Market Square, Northampton, some time between 3.20pm and 3.40pm yesterday (Thursday, September 28). when the man started walking towards his car parked in nearby Guildhall Road.
He realised he was being followed by an unknown man and then, once in Guildhall Road itself, the offender grabbed the victim. A struggle over the cash bag followed before the victim was punched, causing him to fall to the ground.
The robber then ran off with the bag of cash in the direction of Angel Street.
Police have a good description of the offender who as white and possibly Eastern European. He was stocky, about 5ft 8in with a dark black beard leading up to his hair which was also black in colour. His hair was messy short and flat. He was described as having a rough-skinned face and he was carrying a black phone in his hand which he was looking down at as he walked.
He was wearing a black leather jacket which looked worn, blue denim jeans and black sunglasses, which he took off just before he robbed the victim.
Anyone with information should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.