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Police investigating after early morning break-in at Hunstanton Nationwide bank

PUBLISHED: 10:19 27 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:05 27 September 2017

Police gathering evidence, after the Nationwide bank in Hunstanton was ram raided in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Picture: Ian Burt

Police gathering evidence, after the Nationwide bank in Hunstanton was ram raided in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Picture: Ian Burt

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A bank in a coastal town is closed after money was stolen following a break-in this morning.

Police gathering evidence, after the Nationwide bank in Hunstanton was ram raided in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Picture: Ian Burt Police gathering evidence, after the Nationwide bank in Hunstanton was ram raided in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Picture: Ian Burt

The Nationwide branch on Greevegate, Hunstanton, was burgled just before 2.30am.

A Norfolk Police spokesman said: “The incident happened at approximately 2.25am at the Nationwide Building Society on Greevegate when police were called following an alarm activation.

Greevegate in Hunstanton is currently closed after the ram raid on the Nationwide Bank in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt Greevegate in Hunstanton is currently closed after the ram raid on the Nationwide Bank in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

“On arrival officers established a break-in had occurred and the ATM to the front of the building had been extensively damaged.

“It is currently believed that a large quantity of cash has been stolen from within.”

The Nationwide in Hunstanton, which was ram raided in the early hours of today. Picture: Chris Bishop The Nationwide in Hunstanton, which was ram raided in the early hours of today. Picture: Chris Bishop

A Norfolk Police control room supervisor said: “We are investigating whether or not it was a possible ram-raid.”

He confirmed no-one was injured but the Greevegate area was closed.

Police gathering evidence, after the Nationwide bank in Hunstanton was ram raided in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Picture: Ian Burt Police gathering evidence, after the Nationwide bank in Hunstanton was ram raided in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Picture: Ian Burt

Officers remain at the scene.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the crime should contact Norfolk Police quoting reference 36/68311/17 on 101.

Police gathering evidence, after the Nationwide bank in Hunstanton was ram raided in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Picture: Ian Burt Police gathering evidence, after the Nationwide bank in Hunstanton was ram raided in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Picture: Ian Burt

Alternatively they should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

More to follow.

The Nationwide in Hunstanton, which was ram raided in the early hours of today. Picture: Chris Bishop The Nationwide in Hunstanton, which was ram raided in the early hours of today. Picture: Chris Bishop

The Nationwide in Hunstanton, which was ram raided in the early hours of today. Picture: Chris Bishop The Nationwide in Hunstanton, which was ram raided in the early hours of today. Picture: Chris Bishop

The Nationwide in Hunstanton, which was ram raided in the early hours of today. Picture: Chris Bishop The Nationwide in Hunstanton, which was ram raided in the early hours of today. Picture: Chris Bishop

The Nationwide in Hunstanton, which was ram raided in the early hours of today. Picture: Chris Bishop The Nationwide in Hunstanton, which was ram raided in the early hours of today. Picture: Chris Bishop

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