Armed Robberies in Camden and Islington: Flying Squad Detectives Appeal for Witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a series of armed robberies in Camden and Islington.
Images and moving CCTV footage have been released in an attempt to identify three males in connection with the investigation.
On 1 October, at around 5.40am, two male suspects entered Tesco in Camden Road NW1. One suspect produced a handgun and pointed it towards staff, while the other suspect stole a number of items.
Just 40 minutes later, the same suspects entered the Nisa Local in York Way, N1 and carried out an identical offence.
At around 3.20am on 4 October, the same two suspects, this time accompanied by a third male, entered the Nisa Local in York Way, N1 again. The group waved a handgun, knife and hammer at members of the public inside the store before stealing goods.
- Suspect A: Asian, 6ft tall, aged in his 20s, dressed in black, including tracksuit bottoms with grey pockets.
- Suspect B: Asian, 5 ft 7″ tall, approximately 20-30 years old, dressed in all black, including a hoodie with a “MYPROTEIN” logo.
- Third suspect: No description available.
Detective Constable Will Wigzell from the Central Specialist Crime Flying Squad, is leading the investigation and said: “This was a very frightening experience for the victims involved, thankfully none of whom were injured.
“These are very serious offences and we are keen to identify those responsible as soon as possible.
“Officers have carried out a number of inquiries and are now appealing to the public for assistance. Do you have any information that could help us? Do you recognise the males in the images?”
Anyone with information which could assist is asked to call 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC quoting CRIS 2332095/23. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.