Man arrested after driver robbed at knifepoint in Gants Hill
PUBLISHED: 15:58 05 March 2018
A woman was robbed at knifepoint while sitting in traffic at Gants Hill Roundabout.
A man in his 20s, forced his way into the woman’s vehicle in Woodford Avenue at around 7.44pm on Sunday, March 4.
A Met spokeswoman said police received numerous calls about a man attempting to break into vehicles with a knife, before the incident.
“We then received a call stating the male had gone on to take a vehicle in a knifepoint robbery,” she told the Recorder.
“East Area units were deployed immediately.”
In a transcript of the 999 call, one witness said the man stole the victim’s grey car.
“A male has opened her car door, got a knife out and told her to get out,” he told the emergency operator.
Officers have arrested a man on suspicion of robbery and possession of a knife