A bank robber, who failed to disguise himself and was quickly identified to police, has been jailed and branded "stupid" by police.
Nathan Baxendale, 22, of no fixed abode, admitted one count of robbery at Bolton Crown Court. He was sentenced at three years and four months.
Police said Baxendale made no attempt to conceal his identity when he brazenly walked into the Co-Operative Bank at The Rock, Bury, last month.
He approached the cashier's desk where he pulled out an A5 sized piece of paper on which was written the words 'give me your money, I have a gun'.
Fearing she would be attacked and harmed, the cashier gave the thief some money and he then walked off.
An image of Baxendale taken from the banks CCTV cameras was issued to the media and he was quickly identified as the person responsible.
He handed himself into police.
On interview he failed to offer an explanation as to why he had carried out the robbery but admitted using some of the money stolen to pay off drugs debts.
He also spent some of it on clothes while an amount of money was recovered by police.