Armed Police in Chiswick Manhunt

Silver Crescent man arrested for two Post Office Robberies

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An operation by armed police has resulted in the arrest of a man on Silver Crescent who is suspected of taking part in a number of armed robberies at the Post Office on Thames Road.

Units of armed police were spotted in on Thorney Hedge Road on Saturday 25th February. They were responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Thames Road Post Office. Up to 8 armed officers were seen and one told a passerby that they were searching for a 'dangerous criminal' in the area. When the man was spotted locally based officers and members of the public became involved in the chase.

William Clark aged thirty-eight was traced to his home at Flat 1, 35 Silver Crescent, W4 where he was arrested. Police have confirmed that a firearm has been recovered.

Enquires have linked the same suspect to a similar armed robbery in the same Post Office the previous week.

Superintendent Simon Phipps said of the arrest, “This was an excellent piece of work all around, which has taken a dangerous man off our streets. If it wasn’t for the members of the public who chased him, he might have got away again. Although these are serious offences it should be remembered that our Borough is getting safer all of the time. We have reduced street crime by almost fifteen percent and total crime by just under three percent. With the introduction of the remaining Safer Neighbourhood Teams in April things will get even better”

Mr. Clark is remanded in custody awaiting trial having been charged with two armed robberies at the same Post Office.

February 28, 2006