Robbers armed with sledgehammer and crowbar raid Nationwide in Rugeley

Robbers armed with a sledgehammer and crowbar robbed security guards in a terrifying raid in Rugeley.

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Two men smashed their way into Nationwide building society in Brook Square at 7.25pm last night. They confronted the guards, who were delivering cash to the branch.

A third man waited outside. All the robbers wore black balaclavas and dark clothing.

The guards handed over a substantial amount of cash and the raiders ran off between Coral bookmakers and Barclays Bank towards the car park off Wellington Drive. It is believed they may have used a silver estate to make their getaway.

Police are appealing for witnesses to call 101, quoting incident number 623 of December 3, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.