Pensioner arrested over armed raid is released

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An OAP arrested on suspicion of carrying out two terrifying armed raids on banks in St Helens and Prescot has been released on police bail.

The 67-year-old was held last week following a raid on the Santander bank in Thatto Heath.

At the time of his arrest, police were also linking the raid to an earlier armed robbery on a bank in Prescot town centre. Incredibly, police believe the ageing blagger made his escape on foot.