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CCTV captures Skull Cracker raid on Chelsea Building Society

CCTV has been released of the armed robber nicknamed the "Skull Cracker" raiding the Chelsea Building Society in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey.

The footage, released by Surrey Police, shows Michael Wheatley, 55, forcing deputy manager Christopher Gurdev at gunpoint to unlock a door, take him into the back of the branch and hand him cash from a safe on 7 May.

Wheatley, who made off with £18,350, also pointed the weapon at a female cashier.

He was jailed for life at Guildford Crown Court earlier after pleading guilty to the raid, possessing a firearm and being unlawfully at large.

  • 29 May 2014
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