Manager Stops Man With Gun From Robbing North Carolina Bank, Police Say

PHOTO: A manager at the PNC Bank in Zebulon held the banks door shut when a man with a gun tried to enter on Jan. 28, 2016, according to police. PlayZebulon Police Department
WATCH Bank Manager Shuts the Door on Attempted Robbery

A manager at a North Carolina bank foiled an attempted armed robbery today by holding a door shut while a suspect banged on it with a gun, according to police and surveillance video obtained by ABC News.

The manager at a PNC Bank in Zebulon, North Carolina "observed the suspect coming towards the door" this morning and "physically held the door shut, not allowing the suspect to enter the bank," Zebulon Police Chief Timothy P. Hayworth told ABC News today in a news release.

"The suspect brandished a small black semi automatic handgun which he began to use to strike the door," Hayworth said. "The manager continued to hold the door shut as the suspect attempted to pull it open."

The suspect -- who was wearing a mask, gloves and hoodie -- then ran fled, the chief said. Police were working on identifying and arresting the suspect, who was still on the lam as of this afternoon, he added.

PHOTO: A manager at the PNC Bank in Zebulon held the banks door shut when a man with a gun tried to enter on Jan. 28, 2016, according to police. Zebulon Police Department
A manager at the PNC Bank in Zebulon held the bank's door shut when a man with a gun tried to enter on Jan. 28, 2016, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Zebulon Police Department during regular business hours at 919-823-1818 or 24/7 at East Wake Crimestoppers, 919-366-CRIM (2746), police said.

A reward will be provided for information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects in this crime, according to the department.

A PNC spokeswoman told ABC News today PNC does not usually comment on robberies at its branches.