A DUNFERMLINE robber put a pillowcase over his head to hide his identity – then had to take it off as he could not see.

Matthew Davies stormed into the Bank of Scotland branch in Bothwell Street armed with a meat cleaver last September.

The 47-year-old pulled the weapon from a pillowcase before putting the bedding item on to cover his face.

But a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow was told Davies had to quickly remove it.

Prosecutor Stewart Ronnie said: “This was due to a failure to create eye holes.”

Davies still managed to get his hands on almost £2,000 – before sauntering off and then petting a dog.

He is now behind bars after he today pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and robbery.

Davies will be sentenced next month.

He raided the bank around 9am last September 23 and told a cashier: “Give me the money. I am f***ing warning you.”

Davies was initially given around £300 but demanded more cash.

He motioned towards a female customer and stated: “I don't want to f***ing hurt her.”

Davies then repeatedly battered a glass partition at the counter with the meat cleaver.

He grabbed a total of £1,980 before a man going into the bank bravely decided to tail the robber as he escaped.

Mr Ronnie: “He (Davies) was described as walking slowly, even stopping to pat a dog.”

Davies was followed to the street where he stayed.

He was held at his home where police found cash and a pillowcase "consistent with what he put over his head".

They also discovered a stun gun which Davies also admitted today to possessing.

Kevin McCallum, defending, told the court the case involved “slightly unusual circumstances”.

Lord Turnbull remanded Davies in custody pending sentencing on February 21 in Edinburgh.