Police appeal for witnesses to bank robbery in Middleton

Date published: 01 April 2021

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at Barclays Bank in Middleton this morning (1 April).

Police were called at 11.15am to the bank on Long Street to reports a man was armed and making threats.

The man stole a quantity of cash from the bank before making off on foot. Enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Matthew Hamer said: "A man entered the bank with a note and making threats, and demanding money - he then made off with a quantity of cash.

"He is described as a white male, wearing dark grey cargo pants, black body warmer, long-sleeved black top, black woolly hat, blue surgical mask and an orange high-visibility jacket."

Anyone with information should contact Rochdale CID on 0161 856 4668, the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or make a report via the GMP website, quoting 1091-01042021

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