A 61 year old man who has been identified by police as Paul Neaverson, walked in to bank and held a knife to the cashier’s neck.
Neaverson fled, but undeterred, he only went as far as the HSBC just 400ft away where walked into another bank to demand for bank transfers
£500 but when told by the cashier he did not have network to make the transfer, he
turned around and walked out.
deterred, shortly afterwards he went to the nearby Barclays Bank and told
a cashier: “Put £500 in my account or on the counter.” He took the knife out of his pocket and pointed it at the cashier, who quickly pressed his panic button.
said he had secured a job as a golf coach in Corfu,” Mr Connell told
Maidstone Crown Court. “He said he decided to go to Rainham and in
desperation decided to engage in these matters.
two years after admitting two offences of robbery and possessing a
suspects anyone hearing the peculiar circumstances of the offences
would say he doesn’t need to go to prison for a very long time.”
Moore added: “Tellers are behind reinforced bullet-proof glass. Unless
they take leave of their senses in offering the money, it is not going
starting point for sentence was four years imprisonment, but because of
Neaverson’s background could be substantially reduced.