Man, 36, charged over armed bank robbery at Cabot Circus

The man will appear in court today

A man has been charged over an armed robbery at a bank in Cabot Circus yesterday (October 6). The incident happened at 10.23am and resulted in heavy police presence in the area.

Yasin Naaleyeh, 36, of no fixed abode, is due to appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court today charged with four counts of robbery, two counts of assaulting an emergency working and three counts of possessing an offensive weapon in public.

He has also been charged with one count of possessing cannabis.

A man was arrested and pepper sprayed on a bus following the incident. It meant a replacement bus needed to be put on for passengers. Police, who thanked the public for their support and patience, have appealed for anyone who witnessed part of what happened to get in touch.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: “Yasin Naaleyeh, 36, of no fixed abode, is due to appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court today, Friday 7 October, charged with four counts of robbery, two of assaulting an emergency worker, three of possessing an offensive weapon in public and one of possession of cannabis.

“The charges follow an armed robbery at a bank in Cabot Circus, Bristol, on Thursday 6 October.”