Two suspects killed in UK bank robbery

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Two suspected bank robbers were shot and killed by police after an attempted attack against an armoured bank van in Chandler's Ford, near Southampton. A third person is believed to have fled the scene in a blue Volvo, though this has still not been confirmed.

The suspects were thought to have been followed to the site as part of a Metropolitan Police operation and were shot by members of the Flying Squad after they attempted to rob an armoured van. They were shot after Police ran out of nearby toilets and confronted the assailants. The IPCC are already investigating the incident.

The incident occurred at the HSBC bank in the Central Precinct, Chandler's Ford at around 10.10 a.m. BST. Local schools in the area have been locked down although the threat to the local area is low, with police on scene in large numbers.

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