I read the Guardian of our local area and the robbery was the front page story. Apparently it happened at about 2:35pm, which is just after we left to go to the ice-cream place. They havent yet been caught, and got away in a silver Golf which was found on a road near the back, abandoned.
The interesting thing is, as we were walking down the main road, my dad, oblivious to the robbery, noticed a car speeding over a kerb cutting a corner, right past a waiting car. On recall, my dad now thinks that that car was infact a silver VW Golf of that description, so we may've seen the robbers.