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Bank robber scared off by screaming staff member at HSBC bank in Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath
A thief who tried to rob a bank was scared off when a member of staff screamed for help.
Police say the suspect approached the worker as she tried to open a staff-only door at the HSBC bank in Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath.
The man grabbed her and tried to pull her out of the way, but then ran off empty-handed after she screamed.
It happened at 1pm on Wednesday September 18, but police have only released information about the incident today in the hope witnesses will come forward.
A Met spokeswoman said: "The suspect is described as a male, Asian in appearance, aged in his 40s, of medium build, with black receding hair and stubble on his face.
"He was wearing a black North Face jacket, dark blue jeans and dark trainers."
Anyone with information urged to contact Goodmayes Neighbourhood Policing Team on 020 8721 2766, quoting reference 4417712/13.
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