‘Gun’ raid at Fylde coast bank

Police are now asking for the public's help in catching ther robber
Police are now asking for the public's help in catching ther robber

POLICE are hunting for a raider who held up Fylde coast bank staff by claiming he had a gun.

The robbery happened at the Poulton branch of NatWest at around 3.50pm on Wednesday.

Police said the robber entered the bank on Market Place claiming to be in possession of a gun and demanding money.

He escaped with a quantity of cash.

There were no other customers in the bank at the time and no staff members were hurt, but were left badly shaken.

Police said, despite the robber’s claim, no members of staff saw any form of weapon.

The raider is described as white, around 5ft 6in tall and aged 25-30 years old.

He was wearing a black jacket, glasses and also a bicycle helmet. He was also said to be carrying a beige coloured plastic bag, which may have been a ‘Next’ bag.

Det Insp Bev Foster said: “This was a fairly busy time of day and I would appeal to anybody in the area who may have seen anything or anybody acting suspiciously to contact police.

“I would also like to hear from anybody who thinks they may have any information at all which could assist us with our investigation.

“Fortunately nobody was hurt during the robbery, but they have been left shaken by what’s happened.

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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