Three men have appeared in court accused of carrying out a ram raid on a bank in Balsall Common, near Solihull.
James Lawlor, Ryan Edwards and Craig Smith are accused of escaping with £100,000 after carrying out the raid at HSBC shortly after the branch had closed for the day.
Warwick Crown Court heard the robbery took place just as the ATM machine was being re-filled at 4.50pm on January 17.
A dark-coloured car was reversed into the front window, allegedly by Lawlor.
The raiders grabbed cash boxes containing £100,000 from staff and made their get-away. The money has never been recovered.
Prosecuting, Simon Ward said: “Whoever carried out this robbery planned it extremely carefully.
“The planning began several days before the offence when two cars were stolen and their identities changed, and they were put into storage.
“The robbery itself was extremely well timed because it coincided exactly with the most vulnerable part of filling the cash machine.”
Recorder Marcus Tregilgas-Davey adjourned the case for the prosecution papers to be served on the defence prior to a plea and case management hearing in August.
Lawlor (28) of Allcott Lane, Marston Green, had been in custody, but his barrister Alastair Edie successfully applied for him to be granted bail – with conditions including a surety of £100,000 from a Meriden businessman.
In addition Lawlor will be subject to a condition of residence, with electronic tagging and a 9pm to 7am curfew, and he has had to surrender his passport and is required to report to Solihull police station three times a week.
Edwards (24) of Folliott Road, Stechford, Birmingham, who was already on bail, had it renewed with a condition of residence, a similar electronically-tagged curfew and reporting to the police three times a week.
But Smith (28) of Hurstcroft Road, Stechford, was remanded in custody.