A Halifax Building Society in Slough was the victim of an armed robbery earlier today. Customers were shocked to be confronted by a fully-masked raider brandishing a shotgun.
Det Inspector Mike Artridge said, "This was a massively frightening experience for the staff and the customers. Not least because the perpetrator was wrapped head to foot in bandages. He'd obviously disguised himself as an Egyptian Mummy."
The robber not only demanded money, but also asked whether the cashiers had any chocolate hidden. He told them he was hungry, and that they should call him 'Pharaoh Rocher'.
Det Inspector Artridge asked for the public's help: "We desperately need people to furnish us with any information they have. The man involved spoke with an Egyptian accent, was about five feet eight inches tall ... and was somewhere between twenty-five and seven thousand years of age."