UPDATED: Police name Whittlesford man arrested in connection with attempted armed robbery in Sawston
Police have named a man arrested on suspicion of committing an attempted robbery in Sawston.
Paul Doyle, 52 of The Lawn, Whittlesford, has been charged with attempted robbery, possession of a firearm and having an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offence and is due to appear at Peterborough Crown Court today.
He was arrested after information was provided by a member of the public and was taken into custody at Parkside Police Station in Cambridge.
Officers had been called just after 4pm on Tuesday, June 11 to reports of a robbery at the Cambridge Building Society in High Street, Sawston.
Bank staff told officers that a man entered the building armed with a gun and demanded money from cashiers inside.
Staff retreated round the back of the counters and the man then left empty handed, fleeing on foot.
Searches of the area for the man were carried out by armed officers and the NPAS police helicopter, but were unsuccessful.