Security guard is stabbed in Edgware Road after trying to stop a robbery
A SECURITY guard was stabbed while heroically trying to stop a robbery at a restaurant in Edgware Road this week.
The terrifying incident happened at around 2am on Monday at Maroush restaurant, close to Marble Arch.
The 34-year-old was standing guard outside the Lebanese eaterie with a companion when he was approached by a lone man who launched a completely unprovoked attack.
In a bid to break into the property, the armed thug knifed the security man under his arm, while also slashing his hands.
A senior manager at Maroush, Nameh Kalil, said: “He was trying to prevent a robbery and he got stabbed. He’s worked here for about two years now.”
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DC Adam Hewitt, who is investigating the case, condemned the levels of violence used in the assault.
“Obviously robberies happen in Westminster, but this seems over the top,” he said.
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After sustaining serious injuries, the guard was rushed to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington for emergency treatment.
Police say he is still in hospital but remains in a stable condition.
The suspect, who made off empty handed, is described as a black man, aged around 30, 5ft 9ins tall and he was wearing a grey hoodie, black jeans, black woolly hat and carrying a bag.
DS Jim Seager, of Westminster robbery squad, said: “This was a particularly violent attack and we are extremely keen to trace the man responsible.”
Anyone with information should call officers on 020-7321 6744.