UPDATE: Armed robber on the run after threatening staff during bank raid in Rugby

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A robber wielding a bladed weapon threatened staff as he demanded money from a bank in Rugby.

Warwickshire Police were alerted to a robbery at The Royal Bank of Scotland in Church Street, Rugby, at 12.25pm yesterday (Thursday October 8).

Armed police on Castle Street. Photo by Leasa Marriott.

Armed police on Castle Street. Photo by Leasa Marriott.

It is believed that a man made threats to staff and demanded money before leaving on foot towards the town centre.

A sum of money was taken which was recovered shortly afterwards.

The man was carrying a small bladed weapon, which was left at the scene.

No-one was injured.

The scene on Castle Street. Photo by Joanna Hunt.

The scene on Castle Street. Photo by Joanna Hunt.

The offender is described as a white man in his late 30s to early 40s, approximately six foot tall with short, dark balding hair in a small ponytail and a full beard.

He was wearing dark trousers, a dark hooded anorak and a light grey coloured large hiking rucksack with black straps.

He was also carrying a green supermarket bag for life with white writing on the front which was later recovered by police.

The investigation is in its early stages and police are currently reviewing CCTV footage.

An armed robbery was carried out at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Photo by Joanna Hunt.

An armed robbery was carried out at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Photo by Joanna Hunt.

If anyone witnessed the incident, or has any information, call 101 quoting incident 139 of October 8.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.