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Bank robber forgot to cut eye holes in pillowcase mask

Armed robber had to ditch disguise because he couldn't see what he was doing.

Davies managed to escape the bank with nearly £2000. Google 2019
Davies managed to escape the bank with nearly £2000.

A bank robber put a pillowcase over his head to hide his identity – then had to take it off because he couldn’t see.

Matthew Davies stormed into the Bank of Scotland branch in Dunfermline, Fife, armed with a meat cleaver last September.

The 47-year-old pulled the weapon from a pillowcase before putting the bedding item over his head.

But the High Court in Glasgow was told Davies had to quickly to remove it because he hadn’t created eye holes.

Davies, from Dunfermline, still managed to get his hands on almost £2000 – before sauntering off and then petting a dog.

He was caught after a brave customer from the bank followed him home then called police.

Davies pleaded guilty to assault and robbery and will be sentenced next month.


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