Police say armed robber is potential risk to Swansea public
POLICE are continuing to look for an armed robber after he failed to return to prison.
Officers say Leon Passmore, who was due to return HMP Prescoed on Monday, is a potential risk to the public, and may be in Swansea.
The 27-year-old was one of two men jailed at Swansea Crown Court in 2009, after being found guilty of stealing £2,000 from bookmakers Ladbrokes office in Cwmbwrla the previous December.
Passmore, then of Maytree Close, Clase, who had been wearing a mask during the robbery, had walked out of the bookies wishing his terrified victims a Merry Christmas as he left. He was convicted and sentenced to six years for robbery and possession of an imitation firearm
He is described as white with a tanned complexion, 5ft 9in, short brown hair and brown eyes.who wished his terrified victims a happy Christmas
Police believe he may be in the city as he had contacts here. A spokesman for Gwent Police said: "It's believed there may be a potential risk to the public due to the fact that the individual is no longer in the custody of the prison service.
"Gwent Police has activated its operational plan with the aim of locating the individual and the prison are co-operating fully with us."
Members of the public are advised not to approach Passmore and call Gwent Police on 01633 838111 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.