A man has robbed a bank in Burton.
The raider struck at the Royal Bank of Scotland on Station Street at 2.25pm today (June 21) and demanded cash from staff.
After taking the money he is believed to have driven off in a dark coloured estate car which was parked on the Central Area car park.
DS Ian Fitzgerald, who is leading the investigation, said: “We urge anyone who has seen a dark coloured estate car in the area acting suspiciously at any time this afternoon to contact us straight away.
“Our detectives are now carrying out a detailed investigation into this incident and high visibility patrols are being carried out by neighbourhood officers to reassure the public.
“A cordon remains in place around Station Street whilst a forensic examination takes place and we will be checking all CCTV in the area.”
The offender is described as black, aged in his 40s, 6ft 2 ins tall with a medium build. He wore a white hard hat, an orange high-vis top and a black hoody.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact DS Fitzgerald at Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 372 of June 21. Alternatively, they can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.