Hero Stops Bank Robbery By Getting Armed Thief In A Headlock

1 August 2017, 11:07

This is the moment a brave member of the public stopped a bank robbery by getting the thief in a headlock.

On Friday 10th March at around 2.30pm, the suspect peered through the window of a bank in Teddington, before returning shortly afterwards in a balaclava.

He approached the counter and threatened staff with a gun before demanding money.

That's when a heroic member of the public approached him and managed to get him in a headlock.

The suspect escaped his grasp and ran off with over £150.

Hero gets bank robber in a headlock
Hero gets bank robber in a headlock. Picture: Met Police

He is described as a man aged between 30 and 40 years old. He was wearing a grey hooded top with a cap, black gloves, a black satchel bag and dark trousers. He also wore ‘Nike’ trainers with what appears to be a red tick.

Detective Constable Mike Bunn said: “This was a brazen robbery on a busy high street which left members of staff at the branch terrified. The robber travelled to the bank on a men's mountain bike and it is possible that he may live locally. I am urging anyone who recognises the man in the footage to contact us."

Anyone with information should contact Detective Constable Mike Bunn by calling 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org, quoting reference J/03680/2017 241386.