CCTV released of man with blue tape on face in hunt for Wallisdown bank robber

CCTV released of robber who disguised himself with blue tape in bank raid

CCTV released of robber who disguised himself with blue tape in bank raid

CCTV released of robber who disguised himself with blue tape in bank raid

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THE net is closing in on the robber who bizarrely disguised himself with blue tape before raiding Wallisdown’s Barclays Bank this week.

Dorset Police have released two CCTV images of the suspect, following the robbery in Bryant Road on Thursday morning.

Armed police descended on the bank around 10am, shortly after the drama unfolded. Initially there were reports the man may have been armed, but detectives later said no weapons were seen.

After shocked bank staff handed over cash, the man ran down an alleyway to a service road behind the building.

He jumped into the getaway car – a light green metallic Peugeot Estate - driven by a second man.

At this point police believe a security pack discharged inside the car, covering the robber, the getaway driver and the vehicle with red dye.

Detective Sergeant Dave Colomb, of Bournemouth & Poole CID, said: “Following enquiries I am now able to release CCTV images of the suspect.

“Even though his face is disguised it is hoped that someone may recognise him by his clothing and his stature.

“It is believed that a security pack containing red dye discharged over the suspect shortly after the robbery. If anyone has seen this man with red dye on his clothing they are urged to contact the police urgently.

“All calls are treated with the strictest confidence.”

The getaway car sped off towards Mossley Road following the raid.

One witness, who asked not to be named, told the Daily Echo: “He was limping, he had blue tape over his face.

“When he got in the car they went off around the corner and there was a lot of pink smoke – the dye they put in the money bags had gone off in the car.”

Despite a large search, involving armed officers and the police helicopter, the offenders escaped.

Detectives describe the man who entered the bank as white, 5ft 10ins, wearing blue tape or a bandana to disguise his face.

He was wearing a light blue Kappa tracksuit top, black Nike tracksuit bottoms with a white Nike tick on the left and white Nike Air trainers. He also wore a brown baseball cap, with a fawn coloured peak and white writing on it.

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5:10pm Fri 11 Jul 14

RageAgainstTheMachine says...

B@@@@y H@@l a KAPPA! Tracksuit top vintage or what? I think someone will definitely know if they knew a person that chooses to wear one lol!
B@@@@y H@@l a KAPPA! Tracksuit top vintage or what? I think someone will definitely know if they knew a person that chooses to wear one lol! RageAgainstTheMachine
  • Score: 18

5:25pm Fri 11 Jul 14

SeafaringMan says...

He obviously read the label on the tape that said "masking tape"!
He obviously read the label on the tape that said "masking tape"! SeafaringMan
  • Score: 57

6:04pm Fri 11 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

SeafaringMan wrote:
He obviously read the label on the tape that said "masking tape"!
Best post in honks
[quote][p][bold]SeafaringMan[/bold] wrote: He obviously read the label on the tape that said "masking tape"![/p][/quote]Best post in honks scrumpyjack
  • Score: 18

6:04pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Controversial But True says...

Armed? With insulation tape and a glue gun perhaps!
Armed? With insulation tape and a glue gun perhaps! Controversial But True
  • Score: 4

6:25pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

RageAgainstTheMachin
e
wrote:
B@@@@y H@@l a KAPPA! Tracksuit top vintage or what? I think someone will definitely know if they knew a person that chooses to wear one lol!
He could be from East or West Howe. It's still fashionable up there.
[quote][p][bold]RageAgainstTheMachin e[/bold] wrote: B@@@@y H@@l a KAPPA! Tracksuit top vintage or what? I think someone will definitely know if they knew a person that chooses to wear one lol![/p][/quote]He could be from East or West Howe. It's still fashionable up there. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 26

6:35pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Avengerboy says...

Needed the money to have his nose job finished.
Needed the money to have his nose job finished. Avengerboy
  • Score: 4

6:49pm Fri 11 Jul 14

JemBmth says...

Oh well, he was quite thoughtful. At least blue matches Barclays' logo!
Oh well, he was quite thoughtful. At least blue matches Barclays' logo! JemBmth
  • Score: -1

9:16pm Fri 11 Jul 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Where's the curly black hair ?!
Where's the curly black hair ?! cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 4

11:26pm Fri 11 Jul 14

sprintervanman says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
Where's the curly black hair ?!
Smurfs don't have hair.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: Where's the curly black hair ?![/p][/quote]Smurfs don't have hair. sprintervanman
  • Score: 4

7:48am Sat 12 Jul 14

djd says...

What did he say??? This is a stick up ?? Give me the money or I'll show you my nose??
I'm not trivialising the offence, only the idiot with blue tape.
What did he say??? This is a stick up ?? Give me the money or I'll show you my nose?? I'm not trivialising the offence, only the idiot with blue tape. djd
  • Score: 5

8:39am Sat 12 Jul 14

Ragwin says...

I wonder if the bank staff asked him whether he also wanted home contents insurance or a personal loan?
I wonder if the bank staff asked him whether he also wanted home contents insurance or a personal loan? Ragwin
  • Score: 5

11:35am Sat 12 Jul 14

John T says...

Ragwin wrote:
I wonder if the bank staff asked him whether he also wanted home contents insurance or a personal loan?
Yes, and they probably told him that 'this conversation is being taped for security reasons'.
[quote][p][bold]Ragwin[/bold] wrote: I wonder if the bank staff asked him whether he also wanted home contents insurance or a personal loan?[/p][/quote]Yes, and they probably told him that 'this conversation is being taped for security reasons'. John T
  • Score: 20

9:22pm Sat 12 Jul 14

TheDistrict says...

Typical inane stupid comment from Sir Beachy Head who has not the notion to think of a comment concerning the story. Idiot.

As for the robber, you have little time left mate.
Typical inane stupid comment from Sir Beachy Head who has not the notion to think of a comment concerning the story. Idiot. As for the robber, you have little time left mate. TheDistrict
  • Score: 2

10:26am Sun 13 Jul 14

Echo & the Funnymen says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
RageAgainstTheMachin

e
wrote:
B@@@@y H@@l a KAPPA! Tracksuit top vintage or what? I think someone will definitely know if they knew a person that chooses to wear one lol!
He could be from East or West Howe. It's still fashionable up there.
Pikeys in Nikes !
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RageAgainstTheMachin e[/bold] wrote: B@@@@y H@@l a KAPPA! Tracksuit top vintage or what? I think someone will definitely know if they knew a person that chooses to wear one lol![/p][/quote]He could be from East or West Howe. It's still fashionable up there.[/p][/quote]Pikeys in Nikes ! Echo & the Funnymen
  • Score: 2

9:04am Mon 14 Jul 14

Stirling151 says...

West Howe wedding suit.
West Howe wedding suit. Stirling151
  • Score: 1

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