Man wanted following bomb hoax bank robbery

Published 11 December 2018

Bedfordshire Police has issued a wanted appeal for a Romanian man, following a bank robbery in Luton on Friday (7 December) where a suspicious device was used.

Investigators are looking to trace Ion Craciunescu, 64, who is wanted in connection with a robbery at the Co-Operative Bank in Alma Street, where an amount of cash was stolen.

Officers were called at around 11.40am and the bank was evacuated, with a cordon put in place as a precaution, however the device was examined and found not to be viable.

CCTV images have been released of a man, thought to be Craciunescu, at Luton Railway Station a short time later, where he is thought to have boarded a train towards London.

A number of lines of enquiry are being followed, and anyone with information on Craciunescu’s whereabouts or who recognises the man pictured, is urged to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked call Bedfordshire Police on 101, quoting reference number 40/42528/18 or by visiting the force’s website.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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