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Have you seen this man? Police search for Woodford Green armed robbery suspect

PUBLISHED: 08:19 26 February 2016 | UPDATED: 14:39 29 February 2016

Police released this image in the hope that a member of the public would recognise him

Police released this image in the hope that a member of the public would recognise him

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Detectives have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an armed robbery in Redbridge.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a robbery Police want to speak to this man in connection with a robbery

The robbery took place at a bookmakers in Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, on Saturday January 23 at 4.15pm.

The suspect entered the bookies, produced a firearm and demanded money from the cashier.

He then made off on foot with a quantity of stolen money.

Another robbery took place at 8.50am on Tuesday February 4 at another bookmakers on Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate.

Have you seen this man? Police need to ask him some questionsHave you seen this man? Police need to ask him some questions

Again, the suspect entered the bookmakers, produced a firearm and demanded money from the cashier before walking out.

It is believed the man may have links to Newham.

He is described as white, 5ft 8ins, aged between 25 and 30 and of slim build.

Det Sgt Scott Chimes, from the Flying Squad, said: “The cashiers have had to endure a frightening experience due to this person’s actions.

“We are seeking to identify and trace him as a priority.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Flying Squad detectives on 0208 345 1400.

You can also contact Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 if you do not want to give your name.


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