incident outside Burnham-On-Sea bank 'very rare', say Police
Police have reassured residents that the town centre remains safe
after an 'isolated and very rare' incident in which a woman was
threatened with a knife on Friday.
we reported here, Police
launched an investigation following the incident on Friday evening
(June 30th) in which a woman was threatened with a knife at a cashpoint.
approximately 6.30pm, she walked towards the cashpoint at Lloyd's
Bank in College Street with the plan of withdrawing some money.
was approached by a man holding a knife, who threatened her and
demanded cash. The
man fled from the street after a member of the public stepped in
and Police were called to the scene.
Ryan Edwards from Burnham Police said at a Town Council meeting
on Monday evening (July 3rd): "She had a knife pulled on her
at the cashpoint. It's irrelevant that the person didn't take any
money and our concern is for the female."
are offering a lot of support to the young lady and have taken statements
that will hopefully help us to identify the offender. The investigation
added: "I do share everyone's concern - this is not the kind
of incident we want in our town centre. Thankfully, it is very rare
and isolated and not something that's happened for a long time."