Detectives in Poole investigating a robbery at a bank in the Wallisdown area have released two images of the suspect and are appealing for witnesses.

The incident happened at approximately 10am on Thursday 10 July at Barclays Bank on Bryant Road.

A man entered the premises and demanded money. Staff handed over a quantity of cash and he left. He was seen getting into a metallic light green coloured Peugeot estate car parked on the service road behind the bank. The car was occupied by another person and it drove off toward Mossley Road.

A security pack from the bank containing red dye is believed to have discharged in the vehicle which would have covered the occupants and the inside of the vehicle.

Detective Sergeant Dave Colomb, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said: ““Following enquiries I now able to release CCTV images of the suspect.

“Even though his faced is disguised it is hoped that someone may recognise him by his clothing and stature.

“It is believed that a security pack containing red dye discharged over the suspect shortly after the robbery. If anyone has seen this man with red dye on his clothing they are urged to contact the police urgently.

“All calls are treated with the strictest confidence.”

The offender is described as a white man, approximately five feet ten inches tall, wearing blue tape or a bandana to disguise his face. He was wearing a light blue Kappa tracksuit top, black Nike tracksuit bottoms which had a white Nike tick on the left and white Nike Air trainers. He was also wearing a brown baseball cap which had a fawn coloured peak and white writing on it.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 10:98. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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