Police appeal over Plaistow attempted armed robbery

THIS is the CCTV still of a man police would like to trace in connection with an attempted armed robbery in Plaistow,

Police were called to reports of a robbery taking place at the Ladbrokes bookmakers in Barking Road at 3pm on Tuesday, December 21.

A man had entered the premises and demanded cash before threatening staff with a small hand gun.

The staff managed to escape to a secure room at the back of the shop and the man lefty empty handed.

Officers are aware the suspect worked with another man who remained outside to guard the door.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Flying Squad at Barking on (020) 8345 4254.

Alternatively, to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.