FOOTAGE of a man who tried to rob a bank by threatening cashiers with a note has been released.

A CCTV clip shows a man entering the Lloyds bank in Halliwell Road, Bolton on March 21 at 2.50pm He then held up a note which read: "Do not raise alarm, I have gun and a hammer in bag, put £3,000 in envelope and no dye pack."

The man then left empty handed.

Det Sgt Scott Brady said: "This was an audacious attempt to rob a bank and not knowing how genuine the threat was the cashier has obviously been left shaken.

"We will be pursuing various lines of enquiry to identify this person and it is in his best interests if he comes and speaks to us sooner rather than later.

"If anyone recognises the man in the CCTV or witnessed what occurred please call us."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5795, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.