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Armed robbery at Iceland in Roman Road - police appeal for help in finding suspects

PUBLISHED: 10:21 24 March 2014 | UPDATED: 10:21 24 March 2014

CCTV still showing one of the robbery suspects

CCTV still showing one of the robbery suspects

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Police are appealing for help in finding three men who committed a violent armed robbery in the Iceland store in Roman Road.

CCTV still showing one of the robbery suspectsCCTV still showing one of the robbery suspects

Police are appealing for help in finding three men who committed a violent armed robbery in the Iceland store in Roman Road.

The men were armed with a small silver handgun and metal pole when they entered the cashier’s office at 8.50pm on March 14.

The trio terrorised two members of staff and stole a large quantity of cash as well as stealing a mobile phone from a young female member of staff.

The robbers threatened a third member of staff with the gun before escaping via the roof of the building using a ladder to reach an adjacent building site, the method which is also believed to have been their way in.

CCTV still showing one of the robbery suspectsCCTV still showing one of the robbery suspects

Detective Sergeant Andrew McGuire, Flying Squad, said: “These men went to extraordinary lengths to enter the premises and it is likely they undertook some sort of reconnaissance beforehand.

“Once inside they completely terrorised two young members of staff by shouting threats at them and waving a handgun. They were frozen by fear and understandably have been left traumatised by the experience. Iceland are providing all the necessary counselling and support to them at this time.”

He appealed to members of the public who saw the CCTV to contact the police who recognise the men or anyone who saw a person(s) acting suspiciously in and around the Iceland store or the adjacent building site in the days prior to the robbery.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call 020 8941 9011 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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