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Police release CCTV following violent robbery in Barnet

News   •   Aug 16, 2017 05:00 BST

Police have released CCTV footage in an appeal to identify a group of men following a violent robbery in East Finchley.

The incident occurred at approximately 22:55hrs on Tuesday, 8 August in Long Lane, N2.

The victims - both men aged 21 and 26 - were in a parked car at the junction with Trinity Road when they were approached by six males wearing balaclavas and armed with knives.

The suspects had arrived at the scene in a black Ford Galaxy.

The victims were assaulted and a Rolex watch and a wallet were stolen. As the suspects left the scene on foot, a substance was sprayed at the victims.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and the victims were treated for their injuries - they suffered bruising and minor burns and were taken to hospital for treatment. They were not seriously injured.

Initial testing of the substance established it was not acid but some form of noxious substance.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

PC Dan Levy, the investigating officer from Barnet CID, said: "I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and witnessed this incident to speak to police. We know there were people in Long Lane at around the time of the incident and someone may have seen something significant that could assist our investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Barnet CID on 0208 733 4510, police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC.

Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at