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'Skull Cracker' robber captured in armed raid

The convicted robber known as the Skull Cracker has been arrested after an armed raid in Surrey this morning. Police say Michael Wheatley - who fled Standford Hill open prison on Saturday - has been detained.

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Robbery 70 miles from prison 'Skull Cracker' fled from

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).

The 'Skull Cracker' failed to return to an open prison on the Isle of Sheppey. Credit: Google Maps

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