Would-be robber tries to raid Halliwell bank... with a threatening note

Scene of the attempted robbery at Lloyds Bank

Scene of the attempted robbery at Lloyds Bank

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A WOULD-BE robber tried to carry out a raid on a bank — using a threatening note.

The crook walked into Lloyds in Halliwell Road, Halliwell, at 2.50pm, approached a cashier and held up a note that read: “Do not raise alarm I have gun and hammer in bag put £3,000 in envelope no dye pack.”

He then fled empty handed.

Det Sgt Scott Brady, said: “This was an audacious attempt to rob a bank and not knowing how genuine the threat was the cashier has obviously been left shaken.

“We will be pursuing various lines of enquiry to identify this person and it is in his best interests if he comes and speaks to us sooner rather than later.

“If anyone has information about who he is or witnessed what occurred please call us.”

The would-be robber is described as mixed race, in his early 20s with slim, short hair. He was wearing a pale grey hoody with hood and was carrying a black rucksack.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5795, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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7:02pm Fri 21 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

Perhaps a photo would help to catch him.
Perhaps a photo would help to catch him. thomas222
  • Score: 22

7:18pm Fri 21 Mar 14

english n proud says...

Loser
Loser english n proud
  • Score: 6

7:44pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Reebok Rhythm says...

thomas222 wrote:
Perhaps a photo would help to catch him.
Thomas lol, best poster ever man. Keep up the good work!
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: Perhaps a photo would help to catch him.[/p][/quote]Thomas lol, best poster ever man. Keep up the good work! Reebok Rhythm
  • Score: -34

8:09pm Fri 21 Mar 14

steveG says...

Not Halliwell again - in an ideal world it would be annexed by some third world state.
Not Halliwell again - in an ideal world it would be annexed by some third world state. steveG
  • Score: 41

9:01pm Fri 21 Mar 14

melloj says...

steveG wrote:
Not Halliwell again - in an ideal world it would be annexed by some third world state.
yeah, like Daubhill.
[quote][p][bold]steveG[/bold] wrote: Not Halliwell again - in an ideal world it would be annexed by some third world state.[/p][/quote]yeah, like Daubhill. melloj
  • Score: 47

10:15pm Fri 21 Mar 14

macauley says...

melloj wrote:
steveG wrote:
Not Halliwell again - in an ideal world it would be annexed by some third world state.
yeah, like Daubhill.
makes a change from farnworth.
[quote][p][bold]melloj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steveG[/bold] wrote: Not Halliwell again - in an ideal world it would be annexed by some third world state.[/p][/quote]yeah, like Daubhill.[/p][/quote]makes a change from farnworth. macauley
  • Score: 22

3:06am Sat 22 Mar 14

oftbewildered2 says...

was not so serious you could laugh - sounds like a scene from 'Hancock's Half Hour' or some such old fashioned radio show. The world is full of prats who see themselves as some sort of Rambo. Pathetic. Still, it must have been a traumatic event for the workers in the bank. Glad he took fright and ran away.
was not so serious you could laugh - sounds like a scene from 'Hancock's Half Hour' or some such old fashioned radio show. The world is full of prats who see themselves as some sort of Rambo. Pathetic. Still, it must have been a traumatic event for the workers in the bank. Glad he took fright and ran away. oftbewildered2
  • Score: 5

7:40am Sat 22 Mar 14

Back oth Bank Boy says...

Greater Manchester Police don't know where Halliwell is, they only know Lostock, Heaton, Bromley Cross, Egerton, Sharples.
Greater Manchester Police don't know where Halliwell is, they only know Lostock, Heaton, Bromley Cross, Egerton, Sharples. Back oth Bank Boy
  • Score: 7

1:32pm Sat 22 Mar 14

macauley says...

woops spoke to soon about farnworth.just been told the post office there has been raided.
woops spoke to soon about farnworth.just been told the post office there has been raided. macauley
  • Score: 0

2:08pm Sat 22 Mar 14

deehat says...

Should not be too hard to find - not too many people around 'with slim, short hair'!!
Should not be too hard to find - not too many people around 'with slim, short hair'!! deehat
  • Score: 4

3:59pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Gill bolton says...

deehat wrote:
Should not be too hard to find - not too many people around 'with slim, short hair'!!
Yes I was wondering myself what style that one is.
[quote][p][bold]deehat[/bold] wrote: Should not be too hard to find - not too many people around 'with slim, short hair'!![/p][/quote]Yes I was wondering myself what style that one is. Gill bolton
  • Score: 4

8:10pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Bob Shaftoe says...

macauley wrote:
woops spoke to soon about farnworth.just been told the post office there has been raided.
How long have you been out Mac?
[quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: woops spoke to soon about farnworth.just been told the post office there has been raided.[/p][/quote]How long have you been out Mac? Bob Shaftoe
  • Score: 1

8:53pm Sat 22 Mar 14

macauley says...

Bob Shaftoe wrote:
macauley wrote:
woops spoke to soon about farnworth.just been told the post office there has been raided.
How long have you been out Mac?
long enough shafoe.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Shaftoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: woops spoke to soon about farnworth.just been told the post office there has been raided.[/p][/quote]How long have you been out Mac?[/p][/quote]long enough shafoe. macauley
  • Score: 1

4:04pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Jim271 says...

He's not very clever is he.

Proberbly one of the morons that lives round the corner.
He's not very clever is he. Proberbly one of the morons that lives round the corner. Jim271
  • Score: 0

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