Cash box stolen in York bank robbery

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A robbery has taken place outside a bank in York.

Officers were called at around 2pm today after reports of a robbery outside Halifax bank on Front Street, Acomb, York.

A man grabbed a cash box from a security guard outside the bank and left the scene on a motorcycle ridden by another man.

It is believed that the motorcycle was abandoned on Newlands Lane, in Hessay, and officers are appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to get in touch.

The stolen cash box was recovered after being found discarded in Acomb.

The security guard was not injured in the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 - select option 2 - and speak to the Serious Crime Team.

If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number NYP-06072015-0286 when passing information about this incident.