Police continue appeal after Kirrie bank raid

Detectives hunting those responsible for the theft of a six-figure sum of money from the RBS in Kirriemuir before Christmas have renewed their appeal for information.

Officers returned to the scene of the crime in Bank Street last Tuesday to speak to members of the public, exactly one month after the early morning raid on Saturday, December 20.

20150120- Kirriemuir RBS Robbery. 'D. S. Murray Coull pictured outside the Kirriemuir Royal Bank of Scotland branch which the scene of the last month's cash machine robbery. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES ''No use without payment.

20150120- Kirriemuir RBS Robbery. 'D. S. Murray Coull pictured outside the Kirriemuir Royal Bank of Scotland branch which the scene of the last month's cash machine robbery. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES ''No use without payment.

A reward of up to £25,000 has been offered in an attempt to trace those responsible.

Speaking at the scene, Detective Sergeant Murray Coull told the ‘Dispatch and Herald’: “We are trying to jog the memories of members of the public.

“We have had some positive response today but are still seeking information regarding the vehicle, a BMW M135i, which was seen travelling from Friockheim to Kirriemuir and in to Dundee. It was last seen travelling on the A90 out towards Perth just past Bullionfield.

“We are following several positive lines of inquiry and are hopeful for the outcome. We are also liaising with other police forces from throughout the U.K. regarding this type of crime.

“We will follow up the leads we have been given today and our ongoing inquiries we had before.”

Those involved with the investigation are not ruling out a link between the Kirriemuir raid and raids in Aberdeenshire after a pair of cash machines at a Banchory supermarket were targeted by thieves in the early hours of last Wednesday.

On this occasion a five-figure sum of cash was stolen after thieves targeted two ATMs at Morrisons supermarket in the town.

One of the cash machines, which was owned by an external company, was left lying on the ground outside the store following the robbery.

The cash stolen is thought to total more than £10,000.

At the time of going to press on Tuesday (yesterday) a spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “Our enquiries are continuing. We are considering all lines of inquiry and are keeping an open mind regarding any links to other crimes.”

Contact Police Scotland on 101 with information.