Pensioner, 69, tries to rob bank by passing scrawled threatening note under counter

Alan Slattery, 69, slipped the scrawled message to shocked workers at a string of banks in two seaside towns saying someone "will get hurt" if he wasn't given cash from the till.

The 'shameless' OAP walked into the National Building Society in St Leonards and in Bexhill as well as a Natwest in Bexhill, East Sussex, demanding staff hand him money in 10s and 20s notes.

Video transcript

- Sir, I'm here to arrest you. On the 10th, there was some incidents involving banks. So I'm arresting you on suspicion of attempted robbery, three separate offenses of attempted robbery, which occurred on the tenth of February in Bexhill and St Leonards.

You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defense if you do not mention, when questioned, something which you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence. Do you understand?