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West Hampstead pub targeted in latest daylight robbery

PUBLISHED: 14:16 23 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:07 07 September 2010

BUSINESSES have been told to be on their guard after thousands of pounds worth of a pub's takings were stolen in a daylight robbery in West Hampstead. On Monday around £12,000 cash believed to have belonged to a pub was taken by thieves as an employee wai

BUSINESSES have been told to be on their guard after thousands of pounds worth of a pub's takings were stolen in a daylight robbery in West Hampstead.

On Monday around £12,000 cash believed to have belonged to a pub was taken by thieves as an employee waited in the queue at West End Lane's Post Office at 3.30pm.

It is the second time this month that a venue's earnings have been targeted by robbers in the borough and police are not ruling out the possibility the same gang is involved.

The Ham&High reported earlier this month how on April 5 crooks, disguised as workmen, tried to rob the boss of the Church club at Kentish Town Forum of his £15,000 takings but snatched the wrong bag.

A Camden police spokesman said: "Police are reminding businesses to be vigilant when taking money to banks, building societies or post offices."

In Monday's robbery the pub's 24-year-old employee was standing in the queue when he was told he would be shot if he did not hand over the cash.

The victim dropped the money and the suspects ran out of the building.

Suspect one is a white 18-year-old male, 5ft 5ins tall, wearing a black hooded top with small white stars on it and jeans. He had a deep voice.

Suspect two has been described as a black 18-year-old male, 6ft 2ins tall, wearing a black hat, black coat and blue jeans. He was of a slim build.

Anyone with information is asked to call Camden Police on 020 7404 1212 or anonymously, through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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