Dewsbury bank robber caught on camera

POLICE have released a CCTV image as they try and track down a thief who robbed a security guard at a West Yorkshire bank.

The thief struck at the HSBC bank in the Market Place, Dewsbury town centre on Friday, January 6.

At around 2.15pm, the security guard was delivering cash inside the bank when a man approached him from behind and made a grab for a bag of money being removed from a cashbox.

He then ran from the bank with a bag containing a large amount of cash.

The thief and two men believed to be accomplices drove off at speed from Bond Street, Dewsbury town centre, in a silver coloured car, believed to have been a VW Passat, before making a U -turn on Dewsbury

Ring Road in front of Dewsbury railway station.

The silver car collided with a red car, causing minor damage before making off.

A VW Passat was later found abandoned in the Meadow Lane area of Dewsbury. It was stolen from the Tudor Croft area of Huddersfield on

December 30.

The man who stole the money is described as a mixed race or Asian man, 6ft 3ins-6ft 4ins tall, well built and dressed in a dark coloured hooded top over which was worn a green military style short jacket. He also wore dark trousers and shoes and a light coloured baseball cap.

The man was seen in the banking hall shortly before the robbery.

Any witnesses should contact Dewsbury CID on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Kersten England  Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

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