Police appeal over bike in bank raid

CCTV image of the man police want to speak to after a robbery at the NatWest bank, Poulton, on Wednesday, December 19.

CCTV image of the man police want to speak to after a robbery at the NatWest bank, Poulton, on Wednesday, December 19.

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POLICE have made a fresh appeal to drivers who may have seen a bank robber making his getaway from a Poulton bank raid.

Detectives, who have released CCTV images, believe the man dressed in a dark jacket and carrying a beige bag may have crossed Garstang Road on a mountain bike as he fled the robbery on Wednesday, December, 19.

The man, aged between 25 and 30, demanded staff hand over cash in the NatWest bank, Market Place, saying he had a gun. He then fled the scene at 4pm on a mountain bike in the direction of Garstang Road.

Det Sgt Paul Stables said: “He would have been making off at speed. It is possible he crossed Garstang Road, potentially causing drivers to brake hard or swerve.

“If anyone remembers this or if any shoppers in the area recall seeing a man in a dark jacket and wearing a cycle helmet at this time, we would ask them to get in touch.”

Call Fleetwood CID on 101.

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