ROBBERS armed with a gun and a knife escaped with a large sum of money after a bank raid in Huddersfield town centre yesterday.
Two men entered the Lloyds TSB branch on Westgate and threatened staff shortly before 5pm.
A police spokeswoman confirmed that no-one was hurt during the incident and that the suspects had fled the scene in a silver/grey Vauxhall saloon.
The car sped off away from the town centre towards Trinity Street.
Workers at a nearby restaurant told the Examiner one of their colleagues had been caught up in the terrifying incident as he tried to withdraw money inside the bank.
A member of the staff said the man, who works as part time waiter, had phoned his colleagues to tell them he had been kept at the bank by the police to give his witness statement.
He said: “He phoned and said something big had happened inside.
“He said he saw someone with a gun and a knife and he had been kept inside because he was a witness.”
Following the incident police officers guarded the doors of the bank and a number of civilians could be seen inside the premises.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Huddersfield CID on 01484 436685.