Major breakthrough: Man charged over terrifying Sydney CBD bank robbery

A MAN has today been charged over the terrifying armed robbery of a bank in Sydney’s CBD more than 30 years ago.

The 58-year-old was deported from the United Kingdom in May and arrested at Sydney Airport following investigations into a series of armed robberies that occurred across Sydney in the 1980s.

At the time, the man was charged with various offences and he remains before the court.


However, following further inquiries, detectives attended a a correctional facility at Wellington just after 9am today and charged the now 59-year-old man with robbery whilst armed.

Police will allege in court the man, who was armed with a handgun, robbed a bank on Pitt Street on Friday 16 May 1986. He fled the scene with a sum of cash.

He is expected to appear via AVL at Dubbo Local Court later today.