Man wanted for Dagenham robbery

This man is wanted by police in connection with a terrifying armed robbery at a Dagenham bookmakers.

The suspect, aged between 20 and 25, was standing inside Coral Bookmakers, in Oxlow Lane at about 7pm on August 21, while his accomplice brandished a gun at the female cashier and forced her to hand over cash. The pair then ran out of the shop in to Oxlow Lane where they collided with a Ford Escort car as they tried to cross the road.

Seemingly uninjured, they ran off into Croppath Road followed by a member of the public who then lost sight of them. No arrests have been made. The man armed with the gun, described as a semi-automatic pistol, was wearing a blue and white hooded top and is also believed to be between 20 and 25 years old.

Anyone with information should call 020 8345 4253 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.