Appeal to catch robbers

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Detectives are appealing for information following a bank robbery in Tarleton.

At around 3pm on Thursday October 23, a man entered Natwest on Church Road and demanded money from cashiers.

Cash was handed over before the man made off in a small, dark red hatchback car which is thought to have been waiting for him outside.

Officers believe there were at least two people involved in the incident.

The man who entered the bank is described as in his 30s, tall and stocky. He had a Liverpool accent. He wore a grey baseball cap with a flat peak, a dark blue hoody with the hood pulled over his cap, a fluorescent yellow high visibility vest which had a hole cut out of the back, dark Adidas tracksuit bottoms with white stripes down the side and dark trainers. Call police on 101.

Detective Sergeant Peter Reil of South CID said: “The cashiers have understandably been affected by what must have been a terrifying incident for them. Enquiries are underway and we have had a really good response from local businesses and residents so far and I would like to thank them for their help. We are also keen to speak to anyone who may have any information about the incident or the car involved and I would urge them to contact us.

“We have a team of detectives investigating this incident supported by local neighbourhood police officers and I would like to reassure people that this type of offence is rare in this area.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 quoting crime number SC1400487.