Man attempts to rob West Sussex bank at gunpoint

A man threatened bank staff with a gun during an attempted robbery in West Sussex.

Sussex Police said he also tried to get behind the counter of the Santander Bank in Church Road, Burgess Hill, during the raid on Friday.

The man fled the scene after he failed to get any money, officers said.

He was described as being mixed race and about 6ft tall. He was wearing a scarf and a black beanie hat with a peak, black shoes and blue jeans.

"Thankfully no-one was injured during this incident and no money was taken," said Det Sgt Karrie Bohanna of Sussex Police.

"Officers are conducting searches of the area and CCTV is being checked.

"We would like to hear from anyone who saw the incident or saw the man leaving the scene."

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