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Robbers cut hole in raid at Lloyds TSB Warley branch

Robbers have taken tens of thousands of pounds after cutting a hole in the side of a West Midlands bank.

A hole "just big enough for a person to squeeze through" was found at a Lloyds TSB branch on Hagley Road West, Warley, police said.

The robbers gained access to a cash machine in the building between Sunday evening and Monday morning.

A tarpaulin was placed over the back yard to hide the offenders' activities, West Midlands Police added.

Det Sgt Michael Greenland, who is leading the inquiry, said: "This was an organised and carefully planned raid on a bank, at a time when the cash machine was well stocked."

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