Have-a-go hero foils robbery in Whitechapel

A delivery driver has caught a suspected thief who was trying to rob a security van

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Have-a-go hero foils attempted robbery

A delivery driver has been hailed a hero for jumping on a suspected thief during an attempted robbery on armoured security van in Whitechapel.

The have-a-go hero witnessed two robbers on a moped punching a security guard and grabbing a cash box near Algate East station.

As the robbers tried to getaway, the courier and a colleague jumped out of their van and tackled one of the suspects.

Bystanders watched as the delivery driver pinned him to the floor until police arrived.

The have-a-go hero is described as an Asian man in his twenties. He stayed at the scene where he was congratulated by the watching crowds.

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