City bank robberies ‘may be linked’

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POLICE are investigating possible links between two bank robberies that happened within two days of each other in Hull.

In the first incident on Monday, a man escaped with a “substantial” amount of cash after he walked into a Yorkshire Bank in Princes Avenue and gave a cashier a note saying he was armed.

Officers have now revealed the same tactic was successfully used in a second suspected armed robbery at a branch of NatWest in Hessle Road on Wednesday.

It is thought both the robber and the money stolen in the second incident may have been sprayed with pink dye, although police have declined to give further details of what happened in the bank.

Det Chief Insp Paul Cunningham said: “As there are some similarities to the robbery at the Yorkshire Bank, we cannot rule out the possibility that this incident is linked.”