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Five men arrested after armed robbery at Milap Mini Market, Chadwell Heath

PUBLISHED: 17:16 08 August 2013 | UPDATED: 00:43 09 August 2013

Police at the scene of the attempted armed robbery

Police at the scene of the attempted armed robbery

Archant

Five men have been arrested after an armed robbery in a Chadwell Heath off-licence this afternoon.

The police cordon in Chadwell Heath this afternoonThe police cordon in Chadwell Heath this afternoon

Armed police were called to Milap Mini Market, High Road at 3.40pm after reports of an armed robbery in progress.

Its owner has been taken to Queen’s Hospital, Romford, with a head and leg injury according to his son Milap Shah, 29.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said they were called to reports of an assault.

The off-licence has a Western Union money transfer shop inside it.

According to Mr Shah, his father has been mugged twice and his shop targeted by burglars in the last 18 months.

He said: “It’s shocking. He’s just trying to make a living.”

Milap Mini Market is close to High Road’s junction with Whalebone Lane North.

The five men arrested are currently in custody in unnamed east London police stations.

Officers from Flying Squad are investigating.

• Did you see what happened? Call 020 8477 3806, or email zjan.shirinian@archant.co.uk.


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