A man has appeared via videolink at Liverpool Crown accused of robbery. 

Patrick Donahue, aged 41, is accused of robbery and possession of a knife after an alleged incident at Natwest bank, Liverpool Road, Birkdale Village , Southport, Merseyside, on Thursday 9th August 2012..

Donahue is alleged to have held a knife to a customer’s throat and demanded cash. Staff handed over cash and the robber fled the scene.

He was arrested the next day.

Donahue will appear on the 24th September 2012for plea.

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