Scottish bank robbers make off with thousands of pounds on mountain bikes

Two men are wanted for a bank robbery in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, from where they escaped on mountain bikes

Police are searching for witnesses for a pair of bank robbers who audaciously escaped on mountain bikes in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.

The pair reportedly made off with a 'four-figure sum' from the TSB branch on Dunearn Drive on Friday morning, armed with a handgun and crowbar.

CCTV images of the two suspects has been released, with one man described as white, in his late 20s or early 30s with dark stubble on his face. He was wearing a dark baseball cap and dark clothing.

The other is described as white, 5ft 9in, around 30 years old, of medium build and with stubble. He wore a dark baseball cap, dark blue tracksuit bottoms, dark blue/grey hooded top and dark trainers.

Detective Inspector Colin Robson said: "Today we have released images of the two men who we are very keen to speak with as part of our ongoing investigation into this armed robbery.

"Both men were observed on bicycles on Alford Avenue and I would be interested to hear from anyone who can help us establish their movements or identities. We are continuing to carry out various lines of inquiry in relation to this matter and I would like to thank everyone in the local community who has assisted with our investigation up to this point."

Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact Fife CID on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.