An attempted robbery at the Halifax bank on Thursday was thwarted by quick thinking staff.
The man wedged open the front door and approached the counter saying he had a gun and making a verbal demand for money just after 4:15pm on Thursday (29th Januray) but the staff reacted as they have been trained to do and he was met with instant security screens and was left with nothing to do but run away.
Branch manager, David proudly told the blog how his staff thwarted the attempted robbery by doing exactly as they had been trained to do. He said it's a difficult thing to deal with when someone tries to rob you with a weapon and they had been offered counselling and that the police were visiting regularly to reassure them.
According to officers the suspect was described as a white man, aged between 50 and 55 and was wearing a beige coat and carrying a light blue rucksack. Police are currently going through CCTV footage and investigating the crime. Anyone with information is being encouraged to call Sutton police on 101 or anonymously using the crime-stoppers number: 0800 555 111. If there is a police emergency always dial 999.