DETECTIVES are today hunting for three men who robbed a security guard with sledgehammers and crowbars.
He was forced to hand over the money before the men fled the scene in a dark Hyundai car.
The man was not injured in the incident and it is not known how much money - intended to go in the bank’s cashpoints - the gang escaped with.
Police are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the robbery to come forward.
Det Insp Dave McKenna said: “We are still at the very early stages of the investigation and so the full circumstances are still unclear.
“This has happened at a time when the centre of Fleetwood is still busy and so there were plenty of people around - I would appeal directly to anyone who was in the area around Lord Street at the time and may have seen something to contact us.
“I would also appeal to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity earlier the day or even days beforehand to contact us if they have any information that they think might help.”