Po­lice is­sue new ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion on bank rob­bers

crime: Plea for help as de­tec­tives draw blank in hunt for TSB thieves

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS - JONATHAN WAT­SON

Po­lice have re­newed an ap­peal to trace two armed rob­bers 18 months af­ter raid­ing a Kirk­caldy bank.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors say they con­tinue to pur­sue the duo, who made off on moun­tain bikes af­ter raid­ing the branch of TSB in the town’s Tem­ple­hall area.

The pair es­caped with more than £11,000 in cash and have con­tin­ued to elude the au­thor­i­ties, de­spite na­tional and in­ter­na­tional ef­forts to trace them.

A year and a half af­ter the raid, the man lead­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion says that po­lice have not given up on trac­ing the two crim­i­nals.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Paul Dick of Kirk­caldy CID said: “We con­tinue to make ac­tive in­quiries into this rob­bery and re­main ex­tremely grate­ful for the co­op­er­a­tion of the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“We will act on any in­for­ma­tion re­ceived from the pub­lic as we work to bring those re­spon­si­ble for this crime to jus­tice.

“Any­one who has not yet spo­ken to of­fi­cers and may have seen the men in the area of Dun­earn Drive on Jan­uary 29 2016, or who has in­for­ma­tion on their iden­ti­ties, is asked to con­tact Kirk­caldy CID as soon as pos­si­ble.”

The duo en­tered the branch of TSB be­fore threat­en­ing staff and mak­ing off with the five-fig­ure sum of money on moun­tain bikes.

De­tec­tives pre­vi­ously re­leased CCTV im­ages and footage to the pub­lic which shows the two sus­pects, how­ever, 18 months later of­fi­cers ad­mit that they are still await­ing a break­through in the case.

The po­lice launched a new ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion ear­lier this year, how­ever, de­spite re­ceiv­ing sev­eral calls from mem­bers of the pub­lic, there re­mains no progress.

The first sus­pect is de­scribed as white, in his late twen­ties or early thir­ties, with dark stub­ble on his face.

He was wear­ing a dark base­ball cap and dark cloth­ing.

The sec­ond man is de­scribed as white, 5ft 9in, around 30 years old, of medium build and with stub­ble.

He wore a dark base­ball cap, a dark blue/grey hooded top and dark train­ers.

He was also wear­ing dark blue jog­ging bot­toms with a dis­tinc­tive white mo­tif that read “Mordex”, a Pol­ish body-build­ing brand, par­tially down one leg.

The first man was rid­ing a moun­tain bike and the sec­ond a grey and red moun­tain bike on Al­ford Av­enue be­fore the in­ci­dent, and in the area of Caw­dor Cres­cent a short time af­ter the in­ci­dent.

Both were also seen car­ry­ing green car­rier bags.

Any­body with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact Po­lice Scot­land on 101.

Pic­ture: Steven Brown

Po­lice at the scene of the bank raid in Kirk­caldy.

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