Would-be robbers drive into Allerton Road Santander bank

Santander in Allerton
Image caption The car was driven into the glass-fronted building on Allerton Road

A car was driven into the front of a bank in Liverpool but the would-be robbers left the scene empty-handed.

Police said a black four-wheel drive car was driven into the front of Santander in Allerton Road, Allerton, at about 20:45 GMT on Thursday.

Two men broke in but left with nothing, making off in a black Volkswagen Golf driven by a third man.

Security guards, who had just finished filling cash machines at the bank, were left shaken but unhurt.

The Golf was later found abandoned in nearby Montclair Drive.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact police.

Det Insp Andy O'Connor said: "We are appealing to anyone who saw three or more men acting suspiciously in the area shortly before the offence or in the preceding days to call us as they could have vital information that could help us put these offenders behind bars.

"We are also appealing to anyone who may have seen either car being driven, possibly erratically, to and from Allerton Road and also the Volkswagen from Allerton Road to Montclair Drive to get in touch."

It comes as police forces across the North West announced a joint operation to stop armed robberies on cash and security vans.

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