A WOULD-BE bank robber armed with a portable weed sprayer menaced a teller at the Commonwealth Bank, Main St, Mordialloc, Wednesday 10 January.
The man, carrying a backpack which may have contained the weedkiller, and wearing a bike helmet, allegedly stuck the spray nozzle through the female teller’s security shield and squirted weedkiller at her while demanding money.
The teller quickly activated the anti-theft screen and raised the alarm. Nothing was taken.
The man walked quickly to the door and was last seen on Pompeii’s bridge at 3.15pm. A witness said he saw the man go under the bridge, where he had stashed a change of clothes, and ride off on a bike.
The bank’s CCTV footage shows a thin man wearing a bike helmet, St Kilda scarf, orange t-shirt and black three-quarter length shorts.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.