Police search for Newham armed robbery suspect

Police want to speak to this man in connection with an armed robbery in Forest Gate Picture: Metropo

Police want to speak to this man in connection with an armed robbery in Forest Gate Picture: Metropolitan Police Service - Credit: Archant

Police want to speak to a man in connection with two armed robberies, one of which was in Forest Gate.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with two armed robberies in East London

Police want to speak to this man in connection with two armed robberies in East London - Credit: Archant

The Metropolitan Police’s Flying Squad released an image of the man after a robbery at a betting shop in Woodgrange Road which took place on February 4 at 8.50am.

Detective Sergeant Scott Chimes said cashiers were put through a “frightening experience” as the man revealed a firearm, demanded cash and then left on foot.

“The cashiers have had to endure a frightening experience due to this person’s actions,” he said. “We are seeking to identify and trace as a priority.”

The man, who police say may have links to Newham, is also wanted for questioning in connection with an armed robbery in Woodford Green.


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Police say he entered a betting shop in Snakes Lane, produced a firearm and demanded cash from a female cashier.

He is described as white, 5ft8ins, between 25 and 30 and of slim build.

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Anyone with information can call police on 020 8345 1400 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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