TWO robbers failed in their attempts to steal cash from a security guard as he entered a town centre bank.
The men targeted the officer at 10pm on Tuesday outside Halifax in Marina Walk, Ellesmere Port.
The 53-year-old guard managed to get through main doors of the bank and lock them before the thieves could get their hands on the cash cartridges he was carrying from his transit van.
The offenders fled in a dark blue saloon car driven by another male that was last seen heading in the direction of the Civic Hall.
One of the males is described as being in his late teens and of average height and large build. His accomplice was wearing a white scarf.
The security officer, who is from the Wrexham area, did not receive any injuries.
Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have been in the Marina Drive or Civic Way area of the town at around 10pm to contact them on 01244 613140.