Attempted robbery at bank in Derbyshire town

Lloyds bank, Eckington.
Lloyds bank, Eckington.

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery at a bank in Eckington today.

A man walked into the Lloyds branch in Market Street just before noon and demanded cash.

He left a short time later empty-handed. No one was injured in the incident and no weapons were seen.

A spokesman for Derbyshire police said: “We want to hear from anyone who was in the Market Street area at about noon and might have seen a man running off.

“The would-be robber was white, in his mid- to late 20s, about 5ft 9ins, and of slim or skinny build. He had short dark brown hair that was messy on top, and was wearing a black hooded jacket and sunglasses.

“Did you see anyone matching that description, or do you have information that could help our detectives?”

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Detective Constable Simon Rogers on 101, quoting incident 409 of March 27.

Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the ‘Contact Us’ section of the police website at: www.derbyshire.police.uk/ContactUs.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.