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Appeal after 'gunman' attempts robbery at Lloyds Bank branch in Great Bridge

By Alex Ross | Tipton | News | Published:

A man claiming to have a gun demanded money from staff at a bank.

Lloyds Bank in Great Bridge. Picture: Google

The incident took place at Lloyds Bank in Market Place, Great Bridge, on Tuesday at 1pm.

The man walked in and passed a note which read give me all your money, I have a gun'.

Bank staff called police and the man walked out.

The bank closed for the rest of the day.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "Police are currently investigating an attempted robbery at Lloyds bank in Great Bridge just after 1pm on Tuesday.

"It is believed a man entered the bank and passed a carrier bag and a note to a cashier which demanded cash.

"He left soon after empty-handed."

A sign on the front door of the bank said: "We are temporarily closed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

"Thank you for your time and cooperation."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting 20SW/245609C/17.

Alex Ross

By Alex Ross
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