BREAKING: Man arrested for attempted robbery of a bank and possession of a hammer

A man has been arrested after attempting to rob a bank armed with a hammer in South Street, Romford this morning.

The incident happened just after 11 am and the the bank was temporary closed whilst police dealt with the incident.

A Met police spokesperson told the havering Daily:

“Police were called to a bank in South Street, Romford, shortly after 11.00hrs on Wednesday, 6 October to reports of an attempted robbery.
Officers attended. A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon, namely a hammer.
here were no reported injuries.

“He has been taken into custody.”

The Havering Daily