Longfield; ATM Raid Appeal

Officers investigating a cash in transit robbery in which the offenders made off with thousands of pounds are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are investigating the robbery which took place just before 8pm on Thursday 27 June at the Nationwide building society in Station Road, Longfield.

Two cash delivery drivers were attending to the ATM when two men pulled up in a vehicle outside the premises.

They forced their way into the building society, smashing down a window, before assaulting both cash delivery drivers and demanding they hand over cash from the ATM. A short while later, the offenders made off in a white BMW with a large quantity of cash.

Do you recognise these men?They are both described as wearing black balaclavas, black hoodies with their hoods up, black trousers, gloves and black footwear. One is described as 5ft 10ins tall, the other 6ft 2ins.

The vehicle, which is understood to be stolen, was later discovered abandoned with an empty cash box inside in Darenth.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Mark Froome said: "This was a nasty attack on two delivery drivers. One was punched a number of times in the face as the offenders demanded they hand over the money.

"The offenders have got away with a large quantity of cash having used a stolen car as part of the crime. This was an organised operation."

Anyone with information about the robbery, including witnesses who may not have spoken to police, are urged to contact Kent Police on 01474 330 506. Alternatively, you can contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.