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Terrifying robbery was mistaken identity

PUBLISHED: 11:19 16 July 2009 | UPDATED: 16:18 07 September 2010

A KENTISH Town couple were the victims of mistaken identity in a terrifying botched robbery. The pair were woken just before midnight on Monday when two men stormed into their Montpellier Grove flat and demanded money. The man was held in a head lock whil

A KENTISH Town couple were the victims of mistaken identity in a terrifying botched robbery.

The pair were woken just before midnight on Monday when two men stormed into their Montpellier Grove flat and demanded money.

The man was held in a head lock while the suspects began searching the flat. In a chilling moment one of them pulled out a knife from a kitchen drawer.

But after the couple pleaded they had no money the robbers realised they had made a mistake, with one saying to the other "it's the wrong house". The 45 year-old male victim was told to stay in the kitchen as both attackers fled. Neither he nor his 37-year-old partner was harmed.

Investigating officer Detective Michael Johnston asked for help from the public to help track down the bungling robbers.

Anyone with information can call Camden Police on 020-7404 1212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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