Masked robbers wearing high-viz jackets threaten bank staff with guns

Oxford Mail: Scene of robbery at Lloyds TSB in Headington Scene of robbery at Lloyds TSB in Headington

TWO men with guns threatened cashiers at Headington’s Lloyds TSB this morning and took an unknown sum of cash.

Armed police were sent to the bank in London Road at 9.53am today and it remains cordoned off while officers continue their investigation.

The two robbers fled on foot in the direction of Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital.

One is described as white, about 5ft 9ins, of slim build wearing a black hat and scarf around his face with a yellow high-visibility vest over a black coat.

The second robber is described as white, in his late teens or early 20s, about 5ft 6ins, and of average build.

He was wearing a hat and scarf across his face with a yellow high visibility vest over a checked shirt.

Det Sgt Mark Stalder said, “Police are currently investigating and additional patrols will be located around the area.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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11:42am Mon 21 Jan 13

Notopolotics says...

bunch of ****
bunch of **** Notopolotics
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12:01pm Mon 21 Jan 13

SNJ says...

Fled on foot? Follow the footprints in the snow!
Fled on foot? Follow the footprints in the snow! SNJ
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12:29pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

Notopolotics wrote:
bunch of ****
Who the Police or the perps ?
[quote][p][bold]Notopolotics[/bold] wrote: bunch of ****[/p][/quote]Who the Police or the perps ? Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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12:29pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Sid Hunt says...

If there was snow, TVP would have to do a safety assessment first.
If there was snow, TVP would have to do a safety assessment first. Sid Hunt
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12:40pm Mon 21 Jan 13

CowleyBoy says...

High-viz jackets....the world's dumbest bank robbers?
High-viz jackets....the world's dumbest bank robbers? CowleyBoy
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1:02pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Andrew:Oxford says...

CowleyBoy wrote:
High-viz jackets....the world's dumbest bank robbers?
It's the best thing to wear if you don't want to be noticed.
[quote][p][bold]CowleyBoy[/bold] wrote: High-viz jackets....the world's dumbest bank robbers?[/p][/quote]It's the best thing to wear if you don't want to be noticed. Andrew:Oxford
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1:08pm Mon 21 Jan 13

WitneyGreen says...

If the robbers ran away with the pavements as icy as they are, the police ought to look in A&E for the blokes with the broken bones...
If the robbers ran away with the pavements as icy as they are, the police ought to look in A&E for the blokes with the broken bones... WitneyGreen
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1:21pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Abartonresident says...

Makes a change from the bank robbing me.
Makes a change from the bank robbing me. Abartonresident
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2:52pm Mon 21 Jan 13

MadMan-JaYmZ says...

Abartonresident wrote:
Makes a change from the bank robbing me.
Best comment by far !
[quote][p][bold]Abartonresident[/bold] wrote: Makes a change from the bank robbing me.[/p][/quote]Best comment by far ! MadMan-JaYmZ
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3:58pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Grunden Skip says...

Andrew:Oxford wrote:
CowleyBoy wrote:
High-viz jackets....the world's dumbest bank robbers?
It's the best thing to wear if you don't want to be noticed.
Quite right, and in this weather all the builders have their scarves over their faces to protect from the cold, so they would have blended in perfectly. It was obviously well planned and took a lot of bottle to carry out, but nobody was hurt, and it is the kind of robbery that fueled the British film industry for a decade. A good old fashioned caper.
[quote][p][bold]Andrew:Oxford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CowleyBoy[/bold] wrote: High-viz jackets....the world's dumbest bank robbers?[/p][/quote]It's the best thing to wear if you don't want to be noticed.[/p][/quote]Quite right, and in this weather all the builders have their scarves over their faces to protect from the cold, so they would have blended in perfectly. It was obviously well planned and took a lot of bottle to carry out, but nobody was hurt, and it is the kind of robbery that fueled the British film industry for a decade. A good old fashioned caper. Grunden Skip
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4:02pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Grunden Skip says...

Oh I just read the story, and why would armed police be sent to the bank, when the robbers had fled 20 minutes earlier?. Not after second helpings were they :-}
Oh I just read the story, and why would armed police be sent to the bank, when the robbers had fled 20 minutes earlier?. Not after second helpings were they :-} Grunden Skip
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5:03pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

So the sudden abundance of Police in Headington this morning had nothing to do with Gregg's 2 for 1 sale on pasties ?
So the sudden abundance of Police in Headington this morning had nothing to do with Gregg's 2 for 1 sale on pasties ? Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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5:11pm Mon 21 Jan 13

SNJ says...

It's funny you should mention the Headington Gregg's: I have just noticed that they are closed at the moment, with a notice saying PIGEON.AGAIN.SORRY
It's funny you should mention the Headington Gregg's: I have just noticed that they are closed at the moment, with a notice saying PIGEON.AGAIN.SORRY SNJ
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6:44pm Mon 21 Jan 13

H.J.Harris says...

SNJ wrote:
It's funny you should mention the Headington Gregg's: I have just noticed that they are closed at the moment, with a notice saying PIGEON.AGAIN.SORRY
I didn't know that flavour was in their range
[quote][p][bold]SNJ[/bold] wrote: It's funny you should mention the Headington Gregg's: I have just noticed that they are closed at the moment, with a notice saying PIGEON.AGAIN.SORRY[/p][/quote]I didn't know that flavour was in their range H.J.Harris
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7:48pm Mon 21 Jan 13

dant40 says...

the ambulance was for the tvp officer who slipped over.
the ambulance was for the tvp officer who slipped over. dant40
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7:52pm Mon 21 Jan 13

CowleyBoy says...

dant40 wrote:
the ambulance was for the tvp officer who slipped over.
So the robbers gave the cops the slip then..?
[quote][p][bold]dant40[/bold] wrote: the ambulance was for the tvp officer who slipped over.[/p][/quote]So the robbers gave the cops the slip then..? CowleyBoy
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8:28pm Mon 21 Jan 13

dant40 says...

It's not true facts to what happened.

Everyone put there little bit on here. Sorry if it sounded exciting.
It's not true facts to what happened. Everyone put there little bit on here. Sorry if it sounded exciting. dant40
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11:15pm Mon 21 Jan 13

bankstaff says...

That was a very traumatic event for staff and customers , having a gun waved in your face is no laughing matter , show some respect
That was a very traumatic event for staff and customers , having a gun waved in your face is no laughing matter , show some respect bankstaff
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6:51am Tue 22 Jan 13

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

bankstaff wrote:
That was a very traumatic event for staff and customers , having a gun waved in your face is no laughing matter , show some respect
Nor is being screwed to the wall by the banking community on a daily basis (globally and personally) When you show the general public some respect with your banking practices then perhaps you will get some respect from us. Oh and nobody was hurt and the risk of it happening does pretty much come with the territory.
[quote][p][bold]bankstaff[/bold] wrote: That was a very traumatic event for staff and customers , having a gun waved in your face is no laughing matter , show some respect[/p][/quote]Nor is being screwed to the wall by the banking community on a daily basis (globally and personally) When you show the general public some respect with your banking practices then perhaps you will get some respect from us. Oh and nobody was hurt and the risk of it happening does pretty much come with the territory. Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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11:27am Tue 22 Jan 13

King Joke says...

Sandy, your attitude disgusts me. Nobody should have a gun waved at them (ie be threatened with an agonising death) in the course of doing their job. Police officers are very occasionally faced with lethal force and rightly command the public's respect for doing so, if not for some of their less illustrious activities. Bank staff, carrying out the transactions of their employers, should be no different.

If you feel so strongly about the incompetence and greed of their superiors - and you'd be right in my opinion - take your protest to them, by joining a march through The City or joining a campaign group. Do not condone violent criminality aimed at their junior staff.
Sandy, your attitude disgusts me. Nobody should have a gun waved at them (ie be threatened with an agonising death) in the course of doing their job. Police officers are very occasionally faced with lethal force and rightly command the public's respect for doing so, if not for some of their less illustrious activities. Bank staff, carrying out the transactions of their employers, should be no different. If you feel so strongly about the incompetence and greed of their superiors - and you'd be right in my opinion - take your protest to them, by joining a march through The City or joining a campaign group. Do not condone violent criminality aimed at their junior staff. King Joke
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11:35am Tue 22 Jan 13

EMBOX2 says...

Its a bit harsh to blame the banking problems on a cashier who earns about £20k a year. Having a gun pointed at you is not fun.

If you want to moan about the banks, and who doesn't, then withdraw your money and join an ethical bank, or keep it under your mattress (where it is no doubt safer, anyway).
Its a bit harsh to blame the banking problems on a cashier who earns about £20k a year. Having a gun pointed at you is not fun. If you want to moan about the banks, and who doesn't, then withdraw your money and join an ethical bank, or keep it under your mattress (where it is no doubt safer, anyway). EMBOX2
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11:42am Tue 22 Jan 13

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

King Joke wrote:
Sandy, your attitude disgusts me. Nobody should have a gun waved at them (ie be threatened with an agonising death) in the course of doing their job. Police officers are very occasionally faced with lethal force and rightly command the public's respect for doing so, if not for some of their less illustrious activities. Bank staff, carrying out the transactions of their employers, should be no different.

If you feel so strongly about the incompetence and greed of their superiors - and you'd be right in my opinion - take your protest to them, by joining a march through The City or joining a campaign group. Do not condone violent criminality aimed at their junior staff.
I really couldn't care if it disgusts you or not and I am not condoning violent crime I am simply stating my opinion. Bankers may not have used a gun or violence but they have been responsible for a lot more misery and hurt than these two 'herberts'.

Oh, and Mr editor do you really think it was a good idea to publish the name of a potential witness in another article ?
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: Sandy, your attitude disgusts me. Nobody should have a gun waved at them (ie be threatened with an agonising death) in the course of doing their job. Police officers are very occasionally faced with lethal force and rightly command the public's respect for doing so, if not for some of their less illustrious activities. Bank staff, carrying out the transactions of their employers, should be no different. If you feel so strongly about the incompetence and greed of their superiors - and you'd be right in my opinion - take your protest to them, by joining a march through The City or joining a campaign group. Do not condone violent criminality aimed at their junior staff.[/p][/quote]I really couldn't care if it disgusts you or not and I am not condoning violent crime I am simply stating my opinion. Bankers may not have used a gun or violence but they have been responsible for a lot more misery and hurt than these two 'herberts'. Oh, and Mr editor do you really think it was a good idea to publish the name of a potential witness in another article ? Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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11:48am Tue 22 Jan 13

King Joke says...

Sandy, 'bankers' (ie millionaire gamblers working in The City) may have caused hurt and misery, but their employees working in retail branches have not. They do not deserve this traumatic experience, and as such it does not 'go with the territory'.
Sandy, 'bankers' (ie millionaire gamblers working in The City) may have caused hurt and misery, but their employees working in retail branches have not. They do not deserve this traumatic experience, and as such it does not 'go with the territory'. King Joke
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5:49pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Parveez says...

Banks have robed the government, government have robbed the people to give the money to the banks now people are robbing the banks to take the money back. So many Private houses properties have been robbed last two never seen coverage of that on Oxford mail.
Banks have robed the government, government have robbed the people to give the money to the banks now people are robbing the banks to take the money back. So many Private houses properties have been robbed last two never seen coverage of that on Oxford mail. Parveez
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5:50pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Parveez says...

Banks have robed the government, government have robbed the people to give the money to the banks now people are robbing the banks to take the money back. So many Private houses properties have been robbed last two months never seen coverage of that on Oxford mail.
Banks have robed the government, government have robbed the people to give the money to the banks now people are robbing the banks to take the money back. So many Private houses properties have been robbed last two months never seen coverage of that on Oxford mail. Parveez
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5:51pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Grunden Skip says...

King Joke wrote:
Sandy, 'bankers' (ie millionaire gamblers working in The City) may have caused hurt and misery, but their employees working in retail branches have not. They do not deserve this traumatic experience, and as such it does not 'go with the territory'.
If the bank really cared for their minions that they pay a pittance, they would have them behind bullet proof glass, and not inthe "open" space office that is so favoured by the banks designers. It is a bank after all, not a beauty parlour.
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: Sandy, 'bankers' (ie millionaire gamblers working in The City) may have caused hurt and misery, but their employees working in retail branches have not. They do not deserve this traumatic experience, and as such it does not 'go with the territory'.[/p][/quote]If the bank really cared for their minions that they pay a pittance, they would have them behind bullet proof glass, and not inthe "open" space office that is so favoured by the banks designers. It is a bank after all, not a beauty parlour. Grunden Skip
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11:08pm Tue 22 Jan 13

greengarden says...

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe wrote:
King Joke wrote:
Sandy, your attitude disgusts me. Nobody should have a gun waved at them (ie be threatened with an agonising death) in the course of doing their job. Police officers are very occasionally faced with lethal force and rightly command the public's respect for doing so, if not for some of their less illustrious activities. Bank staff, carrying out the transactions of their employers, should be no different.

If you feel so strongly about the incompetence and greed of their superiors - and you'd be right in my opinion - take your protest to them, by joining a march through The City or joining a campaign group. Do not condone violent criminality aimed at their junior staff.
I really couldn't care if it disgusts you or not and I am not condoning violent crime I am simply stating my opinion. Bankers may not have used a gun or violence but they have been responsible for a lot more misery and hurt than these two 'herberts'.

Oh, and Mr editor do you really think it was a good idea to publish the name of a potential witness in another article ?
Sandy - Disgusting post you bloody idiot!!

These were cashiers working in a retail bank....not high powered £900k+ a year investment bank managers !! Cashiers earning £20k a year!

You have no idea how traumatised these people are after having a possible firearm waved in heir face with the threat of being shot!

Yes we have free speech, but please think of these people before spouting off nonsense which is offensive.

I understand the anger we all have with theUK banking industry and the powerful people pulling the strings causing heartache......but these were joe public working class people that have been left terrified just doing a 9 to 5 job

Your comments are offensive
[quote][p][bold]Sandy Wimpole-Smythe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: Sandy, your attitude disgusts me. Nobody should have a gun waved at them (ie be threatened with an agonising death) in the course of doing their job. Police officers are very occasionally faced with lethal force and rightly command the public's respect for doing so, if not for some of their less illustrious activities. Bank staff, carrying out the transactions of their employers, should be no different. If you feel so strongly about the incompetence and greed of their superiors - and you'd be right in my opinion - take your protest to them, by joining a march through The City or joining a campaign group. Do not condone violent criminality aimed at their junior staff.[/p][/quote]I really couldn't care if it disgusts you or not and I am not condoning violent crime I am simply stating my opinion. Bankers may not have used a gun or violence but they have been responsible for a lot more misery and hurt than these two 'herberts'. Oh, and Mr editor do you really think it was a good idea to publish the name of a potential witness in another article ?[/p][/quote]Sandy - Disgusting post you bloody idiot!! These were cashiers working in a retail bank....not high powered £900k+ a year investment bank managers !! Cashiers earning £20k a year! You have no idea how traumatised these people are after having a possible firearm waved in heir face with the threat of being shot! Yes we have free speech, but please think of these people before spouting off nonsense which is offensive. I understand the anger we all have with theUK banking industry and the powerful people pulling the strings causing heartache......but these were joe public working class people that have been left terrified just doing a 9 to 5 job Your comments are offensive greengarden
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12:02pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Abartonresident says...

When LLoyds had a refit and re-opened as they now are, I was shocked to see that there was no safety glass. I asked a cashier how she felt about it and she apparently liked the openness. Probably not any more.
When LLoyds had a refit and re-opened as they now are, I was shocked to see that there was no safety glass. I asked a cashier how she felt about it and she apparently liked the openness. Probably not any more. Abartonresident
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1:27pm Wed 23 Jan 13

oafie says...

Just goes to show how bad the traffic is in Oxford if they have been to escape on foot ...
Just goes to show how bad the traffic is in Oxford if they have been to escape on foot ... oafie
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