Police in Lambeth are appealing for information on a violent robbery where a shopkeeper was attacked with a metal road and threatened with a Samurai sword.
The incident happened at an off-licence in Lambeth Walk, SE11, on 2 October at approximately 22:00hrs when two males walked into the premises and approached the victim.
One has the sword and the other brandished the metal rod and demanded money from till. One of the suspects then hit the victim - a 45-year-old man - over the head repeatedly with the rod which caused a large cut to the head.
They left with £700 stolen from the till.
The victim called 999 and was taken to a south London hospital where he required stitches to his cut forehead.
Both suspects are males, around 20-years-old around 6ft tall and of slim build, dressed in dark clothing.
Officers from Lambeth CID investigate.
Anyone with information is asked to call Lambeth CID on 020 8649 2155, the police non-emergency line on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.