Olney High Street closed after JCB reportedly crashes into bank during night-time robbery

    Thames Valley Police is currently on the scene of a road closure on the High Street in Olney after a JCB reportedly crashed into a bank.

    Officers were called at around 3:05am this morning (29th July) following reports a JCB had been used to force entry into Barclays Bank.

    The bank’s ATM has been stolen and significant damage has been caused to the building.

    Watch our live video from the scene at the top of the page, and check out our photo gallery below.

    Thames Valley Police has closed High Street to recover the vehicle and to ensure public safety while the integrity of the building is assessed.

    The road closure is likely to remain in place for several hours and this is expected to cause disruption throughout the morning and potentially into the rest of the day.

    Investigating officer, Inspector Kellie Smith based at Aylesbury Police Station, said: “I would first like to thank the public for their patience in this matter.”

    “This road closure is in place for the safety of the public, we are aware this will cause disruption this morning as it is a main route in Olney and we will work with our partners to partially re-open the road as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.”

    “This is an ongoing investigation and I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to any witnesses who may have seen or heard what happened to get in touch.”

    “You can do this by calling the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting reference ‘43180231409’.”

    “If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 500 111 or you can you can make a report online."

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