Man Arrested Over Kirkcaldy Raid

4 December 2015, 17:10

A man has been arrested over the alleged abduction of a taxi driver who was then forced to rob a bank.

The incident happened in Lochgelly, Fife, on November 11 when a taxi passenger made the driver take him to the Bank of Scotland in Mitchelston Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy.

The driver was then allegedly forced to enter the bank and demand money.

The suspect fled as emergency services were called to the scene, and the taxi driver was taken away by police officers while the area was searched.

A 40-year-old man has now been arrested over the incident and will appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on Monday, police said.

Officers are continuing to investigate the case and are looking for at least two other people.

Detective Inspector Charlie Duncan said: "We have made significant progress during the inquiry and we are still looking for at least another two people connected with this incident.

"I believe those individuals are Eastern European males and may have been working in the area of Mitchelston Drive, Kirkcaldy, around the beginning of November.

"I would ask anyone who might know of their identity to contact police on 101. Information can also be passed in confidence through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.''