Police use Kirkcaldy bank robbery anniversary to renew appeal

Police hunting those resonsible for an armed bank robbery in Kirkcaldy have renewed their appeal for information two years on.

Monday, 29th January 2018, 11:22 am
Updated Monday, 29th January 2018, 11:55 am
CCTV image of one of the Kirkcaldy bank robbers.

Today marks the second anniversary of the raid on the branch of TSB in Templehall on January 29, 2016, in which two men, one branishing a hand gun and the other a crowbar, made off on mountain bikes after snatching a four figure sum of cash.

Now the detective leading the investigation has used the anniversary to call on the public to help catch those responsible.

And Detective Inspector Paul Dick of Kirkcaldy CID said he believes someone within the local community still holds vital information that could help solve the case.

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The two robbers fled the scene on mountain bikes with a four figure sum of cash.

“This robbery was a harrowing experience for the bank staff involved and the support for them and for our investigation at the time of the incident has been tremendous,” said DI Dick.

“Since this incident took place we have conducted a number of enquiries to trace the two men who entered to TSB on Friday, January 29, 2016.

“Kirkcaldy CID are continuing to actively investigate all possible lines of enquiry and we still committed to bringing the two men responsible for this crime to justice.

“We previously released CCTV images and footage to the public which shows the two suspects and I would again ask the public to review these images to see if anything within the video jogs their memory.

TSB bank robbery in Kirkcaldy.

“We remain of the opinion that someone in the community may still hold vital information and I would ask anyone who can assist with our enquiries to get in touch with us at their earliest convenience.”

Despite a series of high-profile appeals and the case featuring on the BBC televison programme Crimewatch, officers are no nearer to catching the bank robbers.

Officers have described the first man 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 two robbers fled the scene on mountain bikes with a four figure sum of cash.

While the second man is described as white, 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. Both men were seen riding on bicycles on Alford Avenue around the time of the incident.

Anybody with information is urged to contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

TSB bank robbery in Kirkcaldy.