MASKED robbers attacked a bank last night.
Eyewitnesses spoke of hiding from armed men who rammed a Mitsubishi Shogun into the front of the Santander bank on Northgate in Dewsbury.
Adam Dawoodji, 18, was standing across the road when robbers struck at 6.50pm.
The Dewsbury man said: “They reversed the Shogun towards the Wetherspoon’s pub and then rammed the bank three times. The third time the Shogun went straight through the window by the cash machine. One of the men had a shotgun.”
Mr Dawoodji said one of the raiders gestured at him to keep his mouth shut.
He said: “He pointed a gun at me and put his finger to his lips.”
Mr Dawoodji said a red car arrived to pick up the raiders, who had failed to take any money from a security van parked outside the bank.
Mr Dawoodji’s friend Saleem Ahmed, 22, said: “It happened really quickly. It was like something from a movie.
“I was worried about the staff in the bank.”
Two buses were passing along Northgate when the raid happened. Michael Jones was driving the 1055 from Dewsbury to Fieldhead.
The 46-year-old said: “I saw the Shogun wheelspin and then it got stuck in the window of the bank.
“I saw a man jump out. He was white and in his thirties wearing black clothes and a long black coat. He had a scarf round his face.”
The Arriva driver said: “I got the bus out of the way. I had to stop because I was worried about the passengers.”
Police arrived and cordoned off the scene while the force’s helicopter patrolled overhead.
Speaking at the cordon just before 8pm, Sgt Ian Welch said no-one had been injured in the incident and no money had been taken.
He added: “The two security guards are in shock but are not injured.
“This was a very frightening incident for the public and I would ask anyone with information to come forward.”
Sgt Welch added he did not know if the suspects had been armed.
A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman added later: “One man, thought to be wearing a balaclava, was seen leaving the vehicle before making off in a red Seat Leon which was later recovered at Calms Wood Park.”
Anyone with information can call police on 0845 60 60 606.