CCTV released after attempted bank robbery in Southsea

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
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Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man tried to rob a bank.

Police are hunting a suspect after someone attempted to rob the NatWest bank in Palmerston Road, Southsea.

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The man, who is in his early 20s, approached a cashier and put a note in the drawer on the counter saying it was a raid and to give him money.

The cashier refused and pressed the alarm button.

Nothing was stolen, no threats were made, and no weapon was seen.

The man is described as white, around 6ft tall, and wearing a dark blue hooded top with the hood up and a scarf across his face.

Police have now released a CCTV image of the man they would like to question about the incident.

There were a number of customers in the branch at the time, and people passing outside who could have seen the man.

The incident happened on February 5 at 10.20am, but police have only now released details.

Anyone with information can call Detective Constable Julia Hopes at Fratton CID on 101.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.