Watch: Pensioner, 69, tries to rob bank by passing scrawled threatening note under counter
A pensioner who tried to rob three banks by passing a threatening note saying someone "will get hurt" has been jailed.
CCTV footage shows the moment Alan Slattery, 69, slipped a scrawled message to shocked workers at a string of banks in East Sussex.
The OAP walked into the National Building Society in St Leonards and in Bexhill as well as a Natwest in Bexhill on 10 February, demanding staff hand him money.
The note read: “'I'M NOT F****** ABOUT, JUST PASS ME THE 10'S AND 20'S NOW AND NO ONE WILL GET HURT."
Staff turned down Slattery’s demands and he walked out of the branches empty-handed.
CCTV released last week showed him strolling into the banks and slipping a piece of paper across the counter and under the perspex barrier.
Detectives described his attempts to steal cash as "shameless requests".
Police said Slattery was recognised for other crimes he'd committed in the area and was arrested hours after the attempted robberies.
At Lewes Crown Court on 5 April, Slattery, of Hastings, East Sussex, was jailed for 32 months after he admitted three counts of attempted robbery.
Inspector Olivia Carroll, of the Hastings and Rother Neighbourhood Policing Team at Sussex Police, welcomed his jail term.
“Slattery is well-known for his previous offences in the area and could therefore be easily identified by staff who reported the incidents to us," she said.
“This led to him being quickly arrested by officers and charged within just 12 hours.
“He was also remanded in custody to prevent him from re-offending and causing further harm to our communities.
“I welcome this custodial sentence.”