A MAN has admitted robbing a bank and trying to rob a petrol station last Christmas.

Alfie Whyte, 29, pleaded guilty to stealing £905 in a robbery at the Halifax in Blackwood town centre and attempted robbery at the nearby Euro Garage.

The offences took place on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, Cardiff Crown Court was told.

Whyte appeared in court via video link from the city’s prison.

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Judge Niclas Parry adjourned sentence to Monday, March 4 and the defendant was remanded in custody.

Whyte, of no fixed abode, Blackwood was represented by Gareth Williams and the prosecution by Harry Baker.