Five men arrested after armed robbery at Chadwell Heath off-licence

Police at the scene of the attempted armed robbery

Police at the scene of the attempted armed robbery - Credit: Archant

Five men have been arrested after an armed robbery at an off-licence.

The police cordon in Chadwell Heath this afternoon

The police cordon in Chadwell Heath this afternoon - Credit: Archant

Armed police were called to Milap Mini Market in High Road, Chadwell Heath, at the junction with Whalebone Lane North, at 3.40pm.

The store owner has been taken to Queen’s Hospital, Romford, with a head and leg injury, according to his son Milap Shah, 29.

The off-licence has a Western Union money transfer shop inside.

According to Mr Shah, his father has been mugged twice and his shop targeted by burglars in the last 18 months.


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He said: “It’s shocking. He’s just trying to make a living.”

The five men arrested are currently in custody in unnamed east London police stations.

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Officers from Flying Squad are investigating.

• Did you see what happened? Call Freddy on 020 8477 3816, or email freddy.mayhew@archant.co.uk

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