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Appeal following commercial robbery

News   •   Nov 11, 2016 06:00 GMT

Detectives in Barking Borough have released CCTV footage of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a commercial robbery.

On Thursday, 6 October, police were called shortly after 15:00hrs to a commercial robbery at a gas and diesel provider called New Era located on Highbridge Road in Barking. 

Two suspects approached the salesman and told him to get on the floor, intimating they were in possession of a gun.

They then entered the office and took cash from the till and the victim’s mobile phone. 

The two men then fled the scene, jumping into a Ford Focus car and driving off.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect 1 [ref: 227120 ] is described as a tall thin black man, aged in his 40s with a bald head and short beard. He was wearing a grey hooded jacket over a striped shirt and jeans.

Suspect 2 [ref: 227121] is described as a taller black man of medium build with a moustache; he was wearing a grey hooded top with ‘AP’ on the front and blue jeans.

PC Yuksel Salih, from Barking Borough, said: "We are keen to identify the two men in the CCTV footage so we can speak to them about the incident. We would also urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us."

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.