Posted on 21st February 2014
Police investigating a bank robbery in Hathersage have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to.
At around 9am on Thursday, February 20 an armed robbery took place at The Royal Bank of Scotland on Main Road, Hathersage.
Two men are thought to have walked down a footpath that runs near to The Croft and entered the bank via the roof at around 6.20am.
Staff were threatened and left terrified and a substantial amount of money was stolen. The men then left the bank via the main entrance at 9.05am and made off along Main Road towards the Natwest Bank.
The men were described as white, in their early 40’s, around 5ft 11ins tall wearing black balaclavas, black stretchy gloves and heavy work type boots. One of the men was wearing a black hooded top with a pattern on and the other was wearing a grey hooded top, both with the hoods worn up. They were carrying a large black/blue holdall.
Some of the money stolen was protected by a security device that would have released red dye when activated; therefore the police would like the public to contact them if they saw anyone with red dye on them at any point yesterday.
Also if shop owners or banks have had anyone trying to purchase items with or deposit money that was stained with red dye they are asked to contact police.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area at around 6am to come forward.
The British Bank Association are offering a £15,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the offenders.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police using the non-emergency 101 number.
To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.