High street raid: Two arrests
TWO men have been arrested over a robbery at the Nationwide Building Society in Ilkeston.
The arrested men, aged 24 and 26, are from Derby.
Officers are still appealing for witnesses to the incident in Bath Street at 8.50pm on Monday and have released pictures of a car they believe was used as a getaway vehicle.
A security firm was dropping off cash when a group of men smashed through the front doors with sledge hammers.
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They threatened the guards with the hammers and escaped with a significant sum of cash in four cash boxes. As they fled, one of the boxes was dropped on the street.
The men drove off in a black BMW, which was found abandoned the following morning in a car park at Drummond Road, Ilkeston, bordering Victoria Park.
Police are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen the car driving in Ilkeston that evening, or who may have seen it being abandoned at Drummond Road, to come forward.
Witnesses can call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.