Man charged in connection with knife point robbery at Halifax bank in Fleetwood

A man has been charged by police in connection with an armed robbery at a bank in Fleetwood.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 10:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 10:45 am

Lancashire Police said a man brandishing a knife stormed into the Halifax branch in Poulton Street at around 9.13am.

It was reported that the man threatened staff with a knife and demanded money.

Police said staff handed the man a quantity of cash, before he fled on a bicycle in the direction of Blakiston Street.

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Gary Roberts has been charged with robbery and possessing an offence weapon. (Credit: JPress)
Gary Roberts has been charged with robbery and possessing an offence weapon. (Credit: JPress)

Following investigation, a man was arrested in the Torquay area on Sunday (December 15).

Gary Roberts, 39, of Bold Street, Fleetwood, has been charged with robbery and possessing an offence weapon.

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Man arrested after knife point robbery at Halifax bank in Fleetwood

Lancashire Constabulary would like to thank you for your support during their enquiries.

Police said the bank was targeted by an armed robber demanding cash from staff at around 9.18am (December 12).