Appeal to trace two motorists who drove past Reigate bank robber

Detectives investigating a robbery at a bank in Reigate are hoping to trace two witnesses who drove past the offender after the incident.

Officers were called to Lloyds Bank in the High Street at 4.43pm on Friday 29 May 2015 following reports of an armed robbery. The offender is said to have shown what appeared to be a firearm before he made off with a small quantity of cash.

CCTV images have now been released (see below) showing two vehicles which drove along St Lawrences Way near to the scene, two minutes before the incident and seconds afterwards. They both drove past the offender.

A dark coloured Mazda 6 passed the offender as he walked towards the bank and the light-coloured Vauxhall Zafira passed him as he left the scene.

The offender is described as white, in his 40s, around 5ft 11inches tall and of stocky build. He was wearing a straw-style hat, a blue and green chequered shirt and dark-coloured trousers. He was also carrying a green plastic carrier bag.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Claire Langley from Reigate CID said:

“We know that the two motorists drove straight past the offender before and after it happened. We are keen to trace them as they may hold vital clues to our investigation.

Although the man may have discarded his hat after the incident he may have been wearing it for some time before hand. If you know of anyone who matches that description or saw them around the town that day please get in touch with us immediately.

Fortunately no one was injured during this incident but it was none the less a distressing situation for those involved. The public should be allowed to go to work without the fear that this could happen to them.

The public can rest assured we are doing all we can to bring the offender to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101 or report it online at https://my.surrey.police.uk/splonlinereportingweb quoting the reference number P15137529.

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