Police hunt robbers who snatched over £10,000 in cash

The theft took place in the car park of the Hope Street branch of RBS.
The theft took place in the car park of the Hope Street branch of RBS.
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A terrified woman was threatened and robbed just yards from a town centre police station.

The robber and his accomplice made off at high speed after last Thursday morning’s incident in the car park of the Royal Bank of Scotland in Hope Street, Falkirk.

The scene is opposite an entrance to Falkirk Police Office.

Their silver Vauxhall Insignia estate car was later found abandoned to the rear of The Park Hotel in Camelon Road.

Over £10,000 was stolen as the woman cut through the car park around 10.15 a.m.

Police are now anxious to speak to people who were in the area at the time and may have seen the incident or the men, who are believed to have been wearing dark clothing.

They are also keen at hear from anyone who may have seen a silver or grey 4x4 vehicle in the Camelon Road area or near to the Wheelhouse restaurant last Thursday morning.

Detective Inspector Kevin Carr, who is leading the investigation, said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident or saw a car being driven at speed from the Hope Street/Newmarket Street area through the town centre towards Camelon Road.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have seen two men walking along Camelon Road towards the Beefeater Restaurant about 10.20 a.m.”

The detective praised those who have already come forward with valuable information and said this had assisted with the investigation.

He added: “It allows us to progress a number of lines of inquiry.”

DI Carr said he wanted to reassure the public this type of incident was extremely rare.

It is understood officers are looking at whether an organised crime gang was behind the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 
111.