Man Tries To Rob A Bank In Leicester Wearing A Burkha

16 January 2015, 17:04 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A man wearing a burka and sunglasses tried to rob a bank in Leicester this morning.

It happened at NatWest, in The Parade, at about 10.15am.

A man had gone into the bank, threatened a staff member and demanded cash before running away when the alarm was raised.

Nothing was stolen and no one was injured.

Police have released a desription of the man to Capital:  "The suspect is about 5ft 10ins tall and of stocky build. He is described as wearing a black burka, tinted sunglasses and was carrying a white handbag. Witnesses have reported seeing what is believed to be part of a firearm."

DS Scott Cairns said: “Our enquiries into the incident are currently ongoing and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the man acting suspiciously near the bank before the incident, or as he ran away from the scene."