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Man robs banks with note threats

Man wanted in connection with bank robberies
The serial robber has targeted banks in central London

A man has stolen more than £11,000 from banks by passing threatening notes to staff, police have said.

The unarmed man queued at six central London banks before passing the cashier a note threatening to shoot if he was not given money.

Over the past three weeks he has stolen from four Lloyds TSB branches, a branch of HSBC and a Barclays branch.

He is described as white, overweight and red-faced with receding grey and light brown hair.

'No weapons'

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "To date around £11,000 has been taken.

"The man waits in the queue and then passes a note over the counter demanding money, threatening to start shooting if he does not receive it."

He added: "No weapons have been seen during the offences."

The first robbery took place at Lloyds TSB in Southampton Street on 22 July.

He then robbed Barclays in Great Portland Street, HSBC in Hanover Square, Lloyds TSB at the Strand and Lloyds TSB in Tottenham Court Road.

The latest robbery took place at Lloyds TSB in Edgware Road on Monday.

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