Man appears in court after Exeter bank robbery

A man from North Devon has has appeared in court charged in connection with a bank raid in Exeter.

Man appears in court after Exeter bank robbery

The Nat West branch in Exeter city centre was raided on Monday. Credit: ITV News West Country

A man from North Devon has has appeared in court charged in connection with a bank raid in Exeter.

Justin Bracken-Lee is accused of robbery at the Nat West bank on High Street on Monday. The 39-year-old from Ilfracombe is alleged to have stolen £3000.

He'll remain in custody until appearing at Exeter Crown Court next month.

Exeter bank robbery - report

Police are hunting a man after a bank robbery in the centre of Exeter.

Officers were called to Nat West on the city's High Street after the man told a cashier he was armed. The police say he left with a 'substantial' amount of money. For the latest, here's Richard Lawrence

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Bank raid in Exeter High Street

Police are searching for a man after a raid at a bank in Exeter.

A man walked into the High Street branch of the NatWest just after one o'clock this afternoon and demanded cash. He told the cashier he was armed.

The man made off with what Police are calling a 'substantial' quantity of cash - although they're not saying exactly how much was taken.

The cashier was unharmed - but shaken by the ordeal.

Police are now hunting for the man - he's described as white, clean shaven, of medium build, in his late 40s. He was wearing a blue w fleece or jacket - possibly khaki trousers.