Man Arrested On Suspicion of Meadows Cafe Robberies
21 year old suspect bailed pending further enquiries
A man has been arrested on suspicion of two knifepoint robberies at Dukes Meadows Cafe.
The 21-year-old has been bailed to return to Hounslow police station pending further enquiries.
Staff at the cafe were threatened with a knife twice in a two week period by who Police believe was the same suspect.
Appealing for information and witnesses, Police said that around 7.00pm on 28th July 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 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.
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 18, 2010