Police Appeal For Witnesses To Armed Robberies
Two incidents in less than two weeks at Dukes Meadows Cafe
Police are appealing for witnesses and information following two linked robberies in Chiswick.
Around 7.00pm on 28th July, officers were called to reports of a robbery at the Meadow Café in Dukes Meadows.
A man entered the cafe kiosk, threatened the two staff members with a knife and demanded the cash from the till. He stole approximately £700 in cash which he put into a supermarket carrier bag and ran off towards Edensor Gardens.
At approximately 6.45pm on 9th August, officers were again called to reports of a second robbery at the Meadow Café.
A man had again entered the kiosk, threatened the two staff members with a knife and demanded the cash from the till. He stole approximately £100 in cash which he put into a supermarket carrier bag, and ran off towards Claremont Grove.
During both incidents nobody was injured. No weapon has been recovered.
The suspect is described as white, 6'00" in height, of a skinny build with brown eyes. He was wearing a hooded top, tracksuit bottoms, white latex gloves and black tights over his face. He is believed to speak with a deep London accent.
Due to the similarities in the suspect's description and the way the robberies were carried out, both incidents are being linked.
Detective Constable Andy King, of the Robbery Squad based at Hounslow, said, "We understand the concerns of the victims and the local community, and we will use all our skills and expertise to identify and arrest the offender."
Anyone with information is urged to call the incident room on 020 8247 5940; or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
August 11, 2010