Manchester

Pink floral shorts man in Santander Cheadle bank raid bid

Robber and note Image copyright GMP
Image caption The man made a "brazen" attempt to steal a bank, police say

A would-be bank robber wearing pink flowery shorts and gloves demanded staff not to be "silly" and hand over money.

The unmasked man walked into Santander in Cheadle, Greater Manchester at about 17:00 GMT on Monday.

In a note, he threatened to shoot staff with a gun if they pressed the emergency bell.

But he left empty-handed after a cashier ignored him and brought the counter shutters down.

It is believed he headed away from the premises in High Street towards Ashfield Road.

Det Con Kirsty Pierce from Greater Manchester Police said no-one was hurt but staff were "left badly shaken".

She said the offender in his "rather eye-catching flowery patterned shorts" had "thought ahead enough to write the note, and we want to speak to him before he tries to do this again".

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