Video: CCTV images issued after £50k jewellery shop robbery in Barking
PUBLISHED: 08:18 17 January 2017 | UPDATED: 11:33 17 January 2017
Police have released CCTV footage of three men in connection with a jewellery shop robbery which left its victim “traumatised”.
The 45-year-old manager of Turquoise jewellers in London Road, Barking, was punched several times in the face and head before being tied up by his attackers during the robbery on December 27.
Jewellery worth over £50,000 was taken and two men then emptied the shop and contents in the safe.
The man was later taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Following enquiries, officers established that two men had entered the location offering jewellery for sale.
A third person stood outside the shop as a lookout on his mobile phone and then entered the shop and left soon after with the other two suspects carrying bags laden with the shop’s contents.
Suspect one is described as a white man with a black beard wearing a grey bobble hat, dark blue jacket with a tartan hessian laundry bag over his shoulder, dark trousers and black trainers.
Suspect two is described as a white man with a black beard wearing a dark body warmer over a grey top, a dark bag across his waist, grey jogging bottoms and dark trainers with yellow soles.
Suspect three is described as a stocky white man with a beard wearing a grey hooded top, grey trousers and white trainers.
Det Con Andy Davenport said: “This is a shocking incident that has left the victim very traumatised after his ordeal. We are keen to identify the three men in the CCTV footage so we can speak to them about the incident.
“We would also urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us.”
Anyone with information or any witnesses should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
No arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing.
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