High Street bank Santander says it is working to reopen the Newtown branch as “quickly as possible but there is currently no precise time or date for reopening” following a burglary on Friday morning.

The branch was targeted by thieves who attacked an ATM from inside the bank sometime between 1.13am and 1.20am.

Police officers investigating the burglary were at the branch on Friday (March 22) which was cordoned with tape.

County Times: A scene of crime investigator gathers evidence from the branch door.

A Santander spokesperson said: “Following an incident overnight, our Newtown branch is currently closed, with the external ATM of the Newtown branch also unavailable for use.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused to our customers.

“Customers can complete everyday banking activities including making cash deposits, at the Post Office branch that is just a few minutes’ walk away from our Newtown branch, while the nearest Santander branch for those who need it is in Oswestry.”

Customers can also continue to bank online and over the phone, or visit the Post Office in Shortbridge Street to make cash deposits, withdraw funds, check their balance, and deposit cheques.

Police appeal

Police officers investigating the burglary are appealing to anyone who has information to report it straightaway.

This can be done either through a direct message on social media, online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk, or by calling 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: 24000275747.

Dyfed-Powys Police said the scale of the theft is being determined.

Officers had been carrying out house-to-house, CCTV, and other ongoing enquiries.