SHOPPERS watched in amazement as a man kicked his way into a closed and locked bank next to one of Huddersfield's busiest roads.
Several dialled the police as the man kicked a wooden panel out of the front door at the Lloyds TSB on Westbourne Road in Marsh at around 10.20am yesterday.
He then clambered inside.
The door is next to a pedestrian crossing, close to two bus stops and in clear view of shops and passing traffic.
Alison Rayner, of Marsh gift shop Don't Forget, said the drama was quickly relayed around on the area's Shopwatch radio system.
Three police cars were quickly at the scene.
She said: "The alarm had gone off and a crowd had gathered with people peering through the broken door panel to see if they could spot the man inside.
"Four bobbies then pulled the man back out head first through the hole in the door.
"It was quite a funny sight, especially as the man was grasping a leaflet with information about mortgages printed on it."
The branch is currently only open on Mondays and Fridays from 10am to 3pm.
Police confirmed a 21-year-old Milnsbridge man had been arrested on suspicion of burglary.