A bank hold-up today in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, is just under 70 miles away from the Isle of Sheppey, where a violent robber dubbed the 'Skull Cracker' escaped from an open prison.
Police officers are investigating whether the 'Skull Cracker' was responsible for the robbery in Surrey this morning.
The map below shows both HMP Sandford Hill open prison on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, (red marker) where Michael Wheatley failed to return to and the scene of today's bank robbery in Sunbury-on-Thames (green marker).
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