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Manager punched in the head and tied up during Barking jewellery shop robbery

PUBLISHED: 11:46 09 January 2017 | UPDATED: 11:46 09 January 2017

The shop has been closed since the raid

The shop has been closed since the raid

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Robbers tied up the manager of a jewellery shop before fleeing with items removed from a safe.

The 45-year-old was also punched several times in the face and in the head during the terrifying raid on Turquoise in London Road, Barking.

The two men turned violent when the manager refused to buy jewellery from them on December 27. They then took jewellery from a safe, placing them in bags before making off.

Police were called to the scene at 6.40pm and the manager received treatment from paramedics before being taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

An investigation is underway. No arrests have been made so far.

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