BANK RAID: Appeal to Scarborough residents after third arrest

TSB Bank in Bridlington

TSB Bank in Bridlington

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Police investiagting a bank raid are asking people in Scarborough if they remember seeing a white Volkswagen Golf, thought to be involved in Saturday’s robbery.

Officer have also revealed that a third man, aged 23, has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in custody.

Two others, aged 50 and 27, who were arrested within 24 hours of the robbery, have now been released on bail until December.

CCTV footage indicates that a white Volkswagen Golf, thought to have been involved in the robbery, may have travelled from Bridlington to Scarborough following the robbery on Saturday.

A Humberside Police statement said: “Officers believe that the vehicle would have been parked in the Scarborough area overnight. It is thought that the car and three men stopped somewhere in the area and changed clothes.

“They then left the vehicle parked up and walked away from the area carrying holdalls.

“Did you see the car? Did you see a white VW Golf park up and three men get out? Can you help officers piece together what happened in the hours following the robbery?”

Senior investigating officer DCI Matthew Baldwin said: “Anyone with information that could help the investigation build a picture of where the suspects went following the robbery is urged to call us immediately.

“All calls will be treated in the strictest confidence.

“Scarborough residents may hold the key to helping us complete the picture. The smallest piece of information is of use and I urge people to think back to what they can remember of Saturday afternoon and evening.”

Police were called at around 9:10am on Saturday to reports of an armed robbery at the TSB bank on Manor Street in Bridlington.

It is thought that two men, wearing masks at the time, threatened four staff members before tying them up and demanding cash as the staff prepared to open up the branch.

Anyone with information should still contact either Humberside Police on 101 quoting log 206 of September 20 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.