Appeal: Bank robbers’ car recovered in Beeston

Detectives are appealing for information following the recovery of a car used in an armed robbery at a bank in Morley.

The stolen grey Audi SQ5, which was used in the raid on Lloyds Bank, in Queen Street, Morley, on Wednesday (13 September 2017) was found in Old Lane, Beeston, on Saturday afternoon after a member of the public reported it as suspicious.

The vehicle, which was left behind business premises near to the junction with Dewsbury Road, has been recovered for forensic examination.

Detective Inspector Susan MacLachlan, of Leeds District CID, said:

“We are currently continuing our enquiries into the armed robbery and the recovery of the vehicle used is a significant development.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw anyone leaving the vehicle there at any point between Wednesday lunchtime when the robbery occurred and Saturday afternoon when it was reported to police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13170423188 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.