Police in Waltham Forest have released a CCTV image of a suspected robber. 

Suspect 145697 is wanted in connection of robbery in Forest Road, Walthamstow on April 3 at 8:15am. 

The man tried to steal a mobile phone from a 12 year-old girl but was unable to finish carrying out the act as a member of the public intervened. 

He ran off without the mobile phone, but the CCTV image has been released to the Guardian as police are keen to identify him.

Anyone with information should contact Waltham Forest police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.