Man arrested over armed robbery at Santander bank in Horwich
A MAN has been arrested in connection with an armed bank robbery in Horwich yesterday.
Two men, armed with a long-barrelled pistol and a baton, stormed into Santander in Lee Lane just before 11.30am yesterday.
One of the men jumped over the counter and punched a female worker in the face before taking cash.
Both men left and got into a red Ford Focus which was waiting near Station Park and drove away along Chorley New Road.
The car was later found abandoned at the back of Thornleigh School in Moss Lea.
Police have now arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of robbery, and he is now in custody for questioning.
Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses.
Det Sgt Rob Parker said: "We are urging anyone who was in the area that morning who may have seen a red Ford Focus with a 12 plate either before the incident happened or driving away afterwards to contact police.
"We believe there was at least one other man in the car as well as the two offenders who went into the bank and we are working hard to identify them.
"The woman suffered a minor cut to her face and is of course extremely shaken. If you know anything about what happened or who may be involved we would urge you to call us."
Anyone with information can call police on 0161 8565761 or 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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