Police are looking for three men who broke into a bank before leaving left empty-handed yesterday morning, Saturday.
At around 3.21am, the suspects forced open doors at Natwest, at Market Hill, in Buckingham, setting off the burglar alarm.
One of the men lit a blowtorch outside the bank before entering. Once inside they caused damage to a door before leaving.
Nothing has been reported as stolen.
The first offender is described as being of stocky build, was wearing a dark hooded top with the hood pulled over his head, dark tracksuit trousers, which had white stripes running down the leg, and dark-coloured boots.
The second offender, who lit the blowtorch, was wearing dark tracksuit trousers, with two stripes running down the legs, which had been tucked into his socks, a dark-coloured hooded top with the hood pulled over his head, dark-coloured trainers which were white on the sole.
The third offender was dressed in a light-coloured hooded top, which was possibly grey, with the hood pulled over his head, dark-coloured trousers and light-coloured trainers.
Investigating officer PC Samantha Stansbie, from Aylesbury Local Area CID, said: “A vehicle was parked outside the bank for around one minute. I am interested in speaking to anyone driving past around the time of the incident as they may have seen the offenders’ vehicle or people in the area of the bank.
“A number of cars were driving past around the time of the offence and they may have witnessed something which could assist the police investigation.”
A spokesman from Natwest said: “The Natwest Buckingham branch will be temporarily closed as the result of an incident which occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause our customers. In the meantime, customers can use our services at their local post office or using online, mobile or telephone banking.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.