Man with note fails in 'audacious' Bolton bank robbery

A man has failed in an "audacious" bank robbery in Greater Manchester, police have said.

He entered Lloyds Bank on Halliwell Road, Bolton, on Friday afternoon and showed a note to a cashier.

It said: "Do not raise alarm, I have gun and hammer in bag, put £3,000 in envelope and no dye pack."

Police said the man, in his early 20s, then got nervous and left empty-handed. The force have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

The man is described as being of mixed race, of slim build and had short hair.

He was wearing a pale grey top with a hood and was carrying a black rucksack.

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."

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