Police probe into possible Hampshire robbery link

People told not to be alarmed by armed police officers on patrol

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DETECTIVES say they are keeping an open mind about whether a robbery in Leigh Park is linked to a similar incident in the north of Hampshire.

Two armed men robbed security guards delivering cash to the ATM machine at the Santander bank, in Eastmead, Farnborough, on January 9.

Police suspect the getaway car had false number plates, which was also believed to be the case for a robbery at Nationwide in Park Parade on November 25.

As reported in The News, two men with balaclavas broke into the building society and assaulted the two couriers.

On December 13, there was a robbery at a Nationwide branch in Fareham and at the time officers said they were keeping an open mind about whether the robberies were linked.

Detective Sergeant Ross Toms said: ‘We’re keeping an open mind as to whether a recent incident at a bank in Farnborough is linked to the theft of cash being collected from the Nationwide bank in Park Parade.’