Bank Robbery CCTV

25 March 2010, 12:33 | Updated: 25 March 2010, 12:59

Detectives investigating a robbery at a bank in Bournemouth have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak too.

The HSBC on Wimborne Road in Moordown was robbed on Tuesday lunchtime by a man in a robe who threatened staff with violence, before making off with a quantity of money.

The British Bankers’ Association have offered a £25,000 reward for any information provided in relation to this crime.

No weapons were seen and no-one was injured.

Detective Inspector Craig Travers, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said: "Following further enquiries, I am now able to release CCTV images of a man that I am eager to speak with.

"I would urge the man pictured – and anyone who recognises this man – to contact me, in confidence, as soon as possible.

"It could be that the man pictured will have information that will help me to find out exactly what happened at HSBC Moordown just before midday on Tuesday, 23 March."

The robber is aged in his thirties, around six feet inches tall, and of a slim build. He has a pale complexion.

After leaving the bank, the robber turned right and made off in the direction of Castle Lane and down a nearby alleyway.

This alleyway runs alongside the Bombay Express Indian restaurant and leads to Bloomfield Avenue.

DI Travers continued: "This man was wearing very distinctive clothing and as this is a very busy area it’s possible that several people will have seen him before or after the incident.

"I am committed to arresting this robber and bringing him to justice."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 22 22 22 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111, where mobile phone tariffs may apply.