Man­hunt launched af­ter bank rob­bery

Macclesfield Express - - FIGHT TO SAVE A&E - STUART GREER

POLICE have launched a man­hunt to trace a man wanted in con­nec­tion with a rob­bery in Poyn­ton.

Christo­pher Bell, 27, from Brodie Av­enue, Liver­pool, is wanted by of­fi­cers af­ter a rob­bery at the Royal Bank of Scot­land in Poyn­ton on Fri­day, April 29.

Three men en­tered the store through a hole they cre­ated in the roof and jumped down in the main bank where they threat- ened staff with vi­o­lence and made de­mands for money be­fore es­cap­ing with a holdall con­tain­ing thou­sands of pounds.

At the back of the premises was a stolen ve­hi­cle which the of­fend­ers had ar­rived in.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic at­tempted to cap­ture the men by pre­vent­ing them from being able to get into their ve­hi­cle, which led them to es­cape the scene on foot.

Paul Hughes, 32, and Sean McNeil, 25, from Liver­pool were later ar­rested, charged and found guilty of rob­bery af­ter a trial at Ch­ester Crown Court.

They were both sen­tenced to 12 years each.

How­ever Christo­pher Bell re­mains out­stand­ing.

He is de­scribed as being white, 6ft 1in tall, slim and with red hair and blue eyes.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Claire Jes­son, of Mac­cles­field Police, said: “This is a se­ri­ous of­fence and Bell poses a risk to our com­mu­ni­ties.

“I would urge any­one with in­for­ma­tion as to his cur­rent where­abouts to con­tact Cheshire Police im­me­di­ately.

“Any­one found as­sist­ing this man in avoid­ing cap­ture will be dealt with ap­pro­pri­ately.

“In ad­di­tion, I would ap­peal to Christo­pher to hand him­self in.

“He will be un­able to avoid ar­rest in­def­i­nitely and we will not give up on our at­tempts to ap­pre­hend him.”

Any­one with any in­for- ma­tion on Christo­pher Bell’s where­abouts is asked to con­tact Cheshire Police on 101, quot­ing Op­er­a­tion Bale and in­ci­dent num­ber 696 of April 29.

Al­ter­na­tively, in­for­ma­tion can be passed on anony­mously by call­ing Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

Christo­pher Bell

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