Manchester

Police seek robber who held up a Stockport bank twice

Police are searching for a man who they believe robbed a Stockport bank at gunpoint twice in five days.

The man produced a handgun at the Royal Bank of Scotland on Bramhall Lane, Davenport, at 09:45 GMT and escaped with a "significant amount of cash".

Police said a man committed a "strikingly similar" theft at the branch on Wednesday 7 November.

Det Con Jeanette Lamb said the man had shown "a level of audacity rarely seen".

A police spokesman said that in both robberies, the man had drawn the weapon and pointed it at staff before demanding money and escaping in an unknown direction.

He said the man was white, about 6ft (1.8m) tall, and wore a grey hooded tracksuit and baseball cap during both robberies.

Det Con Lamb said the man had "struck at almost the same time of the morning, using a strikingly similar modus operandi and wearing an identical outfit, so obviously we believe the same person to be responsible for both robberies".

"Committing one daylight robbery is one thing, but to return to the same location less than a week later and threaten staff once more at gunpoint demonstrates a level of audacity rarely seen," she said.

"We are working hard to identify the person responsible [and] if anyone has any information about either offence, please get in touch."

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