Rotherham bank robbers mowed down woman after stealing her car

Scene of armed robbery at the Yorkshire Bank on Broad Street in Parkgate near Rotherham'Picture Dean Atkins
Scene of armed robbery at the Yorkshire Bank on Broad Street in Parkgate near Rotherham'Picture Dean Atkins
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A woman mown down by gunmen following a Rotherham bank robbery was hit by her own car after she was ambushed by the gang.

The woman, aged in her 40s, was getting into her car in Industry Street, Parkgate, when two masked men carrying guns stole her vehicle.

They ambushed the woman after holding up Yorkshire Bank in nearby Broad Street just moments before.

As the raiders made their getaway they ran over the woman, leaving her with serious injuries.

Police initially described the raid as an ‘attempted robbery’ but have now revealed that cash was taken.

A member of staff was assaulted by the gunmen during the raid.

It has not been revealed how much money was taken.

“We can confirm that the pedestrian was involved in a collision with her own vehicle, allegedly stolen by the suspects,” a South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said.

“The pedestrian, a woman in her 40s, suffered serious injuries and remained in hospital for a number of days.”

Two men and a woman, aged 26, 27 and 36, who were arrested on suspicion of robbery on Monday, have been released on bail.

A 52-year-old man arrested over the weekend on suspicion of robbery and a 39-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender have also been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.