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Police appeal following attempted bank robbery in Edmonton

A would-be robber ended up walking away empty handed from the bank in Fore Street

CCTV stills of the man police want to speak to regarding an attempted bank robbery
CCTV stills of the man police want to speak to regarding an attempted bank robbery

Police investigating an attempted bank robbery in Edmonton have released images of a man they would like to identify and speak to.


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At approximately 1.20pm on Tuesday, 7th February, a man walked into the bank in Fore Street. He approached a cashier and demanded cash; when he was refused he made threats to staff before walking out empty-handed.

No-one was hurt during the incident and no weapon was seen or used.

Anyone who recognises the man in the pictures, or who has information that could assist the investigation, is asked to call police on 0208 247 7948 or 101 quoting CAD 3607/07FEB23.

You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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