Detectives in bid to catch armed robber

Detectives are renewing their appeal to identify a man who is suspected of committing two armed robberies at bookmakers in north London.

Images and CCTV footage of a man police wish to identify has been released as officers ask for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Constable Kevin Parley said: “Six months on and we would like the public to take a further look at this man, do you recognise him?

“We have carried out extensive enquiries to locate the man who was captured on CCTV during one of the robberies. I would urge anyone with information to contact us.”

The initial robbery occurred on Monday, 18 November 2019 at Ladbrokes on High Street in Barnet. The suspect entered the shop at 9:40am and demanded cash from staff while brandishing a firearm.

The second robbery occurred minutes later on the same road at BetFred. The suspect entered the shop and threatened the member of staff with a firearm.

He made off on a Yahama motorcycle with a quantity of cash from both premises. He was wearing a distinctive black crash helmet with red markings on the top.

The suspect is described as a black man, aged in his 30s, and around 6ft 1ins tall with a distinctive corn row hairstyle at the time of the offence.

A total of £500 in cash was stolen during both robberies.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspect should call officers on 07771 976 557 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference Cad 1889/18Nov.

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