Kirkcaldy bank raid images spark flood of calls

CCTV image released by police in connection with the Kirkcaldy bank raid
CCTV image released by police in connection with the Kirkcaldy bank raid

There has been a good response to CCTV images of two men on bikes at the scene of an armed bank raid in Kirkcaldy.

Police published pictures of the duo they want to speak to in connection with the dramatic robbery at the TSB in Templehall last Friday.

CCTV image released by police in connection with the Kirkcaldy bank raid

CCTV image released by police in connection with the Kirkcaldy bank raid

Staff at the Dunearn Branch were threatened with a crowbar and hand gun, and the attackers made off with a four-figure sum of money.

Now - one week on - the detective leading the investigation has confirmed they are pursuing as number of lines on inquiry.

Detective Inspector Colin Robson of Fife Division crime management who is leading the inquiry, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to contact police and assisted with our enquiries.

“There has been a strong response since the release of the CCTV images and we’re pursuing various lines of inquiry.

“Those who have been in touch have been extremely forthcoming and willing to help in any way they can and I can assure them that we will leave no stone left unturned.

“Our investigation is ongoing and we’re working tirelessly in an effort to trace those responsible.

“I again urge anyone who has information in relation to this matter to please get in touch with police as soon as possible.”

The police have received numerous calls from the public since publishing pictures of the two white men on their bikes in the area at the time of the robbery.

One man is described as white, in his late 20s or early 30s with dark stubble on his face. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a dark coloured baseball cap and dark coloured clothing.

The other is 5ft 9ins tall, around 30 years old, of medium build and with stubble. He was wearing a dark coloured baseball cap, dark blue tracksuit bottoms, dark blue/grey hooded top and dark coloured trainers.

Officers continue to patrol the area.

Chief Inspector Stevie Hamilton, Local Area Commander, said: “There has been tremendous support from the local community during the course of this investigation and I thank them for their patience and cooperation.

“Uniformed officers will remain in the area for the time being to provide a reassuring presence and we will also ask members of the public who were in the area of Dunearn Drive last week to cast their minds back and to provide any information that might help us trace those responsible.

“What may seem innocuous could have a huge impact as part of a wider investigation.”

Anyone with relevant information should contact Fife CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.