Police appeal over Plaistow attempted armed robbery

THIS is the CCTV still of a man police would like to trace in connection with an attempted armed robbery in Plaistow,

Police were called to reports of a robbery taking place at the Ladbrokes bookmakers in Barking Road at 3pm on Tuesday, December 21.

A man had entered the premises and demanded cash before threatening staff with a small hand gun.

The staff managed to escape to a secure room at the back of the shop and the man lefty empty handed.

Officers are aware the suspect worked with another man who remained outside to guard the door.

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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Flying Squad at Barking on (020) 8345 4254.

Alternatively, to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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