BREAKING NEWS: Doncaster bank worker stabbed in leg as armed robbers try to break into safe

Lloyds TSB on Beckett Road. The scene of a possible armed robbery. Picture: Marie Caley D3512MC

Lloyds TSB on Beckett Road. The scene of a possible armed robbery. Picture: Marie Caley D3512MC

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A BANK worker has been stabbed in the leg after he was confronted by raiders carrying a gun and a knife when he opened up a Doncaster bank this morning.

Two men are believed to have gained entry into the Lloyds TSB branch in Beckett Road, Wheatley, before the bank opened and then attacked the staff member when he arrived at about 8.35am.

Lloyds TSB on Beckett Road. The scene of a possible armed robbery. Picture: Marie Caley D3514MC

Lloyds TSB on Beckett Road. The scene of a possible armed robbery. Picture: Marie Caley D3514MC

A police spokeswoman said: “They tried to gain access to the safe but were unsuccessful and left the premise in a blue 07 plate Ford Focus.

“This was later found abandoned off Stafford Road. The staff member was stabbed in the leg twice and was taken to hospital where he is expected to be discharged later today.”

Nearby residents reported cries for help and an ambulance leaving the scene, and a police helicopter scouring the area.

Richard Sayers, 43, of Harrowden Road, said: “I was in the bank at about 8am and it was just business as usual.

The alleyway between Beckett Road and Strafford Road is sealed off by police officers. Possibly linked to the incident at LLoyds TSB. Picture: Marie Caley D3516MC

The alleyway between Beckett Road and Strafford Road is sealed off by police officers. Possibly linked to the incident at LLoyds TSB. Picture: Marie Caley D3516MC

“When I walked past about 9am, there were several police cars and an ambulance parked outside.”

Officers have also taped off the passageway along the backs of houses on Wentworth Road, where the car the men used was abandoned.

Anyone with information or who may have seen the car, is asked to call the police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 159 of 02/04/2012.

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