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Detectives appeal for information following a knifepoint robbery in Sydenham

News   •   Jan 17, 2018 17:26 GMT

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following a knifepoint robbery at a hairdressers in Sydenham.

Police were called to Charisma Gents Hairdresser on Sydenham Road, SE26 at 18:12hrs on Wednesday, 3 January following reports of an armed robbery.

Officers attended and spoke to staff who explained how a male suspect entered the premises and demanded staff open the till. He then showed them a 12 inch knife and threatened to harm staff unless the till was opened. He then ran off with takings down Sydenham Road, SE26 towards Lloyds Bank.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 19-21 years of age, skinny build, 6ft 2ins tall, with his hair brushed straight back.

No arrests have been made and enquiries - including the recovery of local CCTV footage - are ongoing.

DC Clare O’Brien from Lewisham CID said: "This was a terrifying robbery with a threat to kill made and backed up by the suspect producing a large knife. I’m pleased no one was injured but this suspect needs to be apprehended before he does this again.

"If you were in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious, I would urge you to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to call Lewisham CID on 07393 006 959.

To give information anonymously, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet @MetCC.