Attempted bank robbery in Lewes

A man attempted to rob a bank in Lewes this month and police want to hear from witnesses.

The incident happened at around 2.30pm on December 7 at the HSBC branch in the High Street, police confirmed.

According to police, a man walked into the bank and demanded £4,000 or warned he would ‘burn down the branch’.

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When police were called, the man ran from the building.

Attempted bank robbery in Lewes. Photo from Sussex Police. SUS-211215-173558001

The suspect is described by police as white, approximately 6’, of slim build with dark hair. His face was concealed by a black hooded top and a face mask. He was also wearing a green puffer jacket, black trousers and dark trainers with a white sole.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to report it online or ring 101 quoting serial 774 of 07/12.