BUSINESS owners were left ‘severely shaken’ after a robber threatened them with a knife outside a bank in Henley.
The man and woman were delivering their takings to Lloyds Bank on the High Street around 1.30pm on Tuesday when a man with his face covered, got out of an Audi and demanded them to hand over the money.
But the thug was unsuccessful and fled empty handed down an alleyway at the side of Arden Television Services before being picked up by the same white Audi Saloon.
The car sped off in the direction of the M40 and Hockley Heath.
The robber was white, around 5ft 8ins and in his 20s. He was wearing a light blue hooded tracksuit top made out of silky material and blue tracksuit bottoms or jeans. The hood of the tracksuit was pulled over his face and the rest was covered with a scarf with just his eyes showing.
The driver of the Audi was described as Asian.
Det Insp Tim Sharp said: “The incident occurred in the middle of the day so there is likely to have been people on the High Street and others in the surrounding area who may have seen the white Audi.
“We would like to take the opportunity to advise businesses to take extra care when they are banking their takings. When you are going to the bank don’t tell anyone where you are going, vary the time you go and the route you take, park as close as you can to the bank and when you get out your vehicle be aware of your surroundings, be on the lookout for suspicious people and vehicles. If you spot anything suspicious contact the police.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any other information should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.