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Robber holds Hounslow shopkeeper at knifepoint

Footage of a robber holding a knife to the throat of a shopkeeper as he demands cash from the till has been released by police who suspect he has struck for a third time.

The man targeted the 57-year-old victim at a newsagent's in Crossways, Hounslow in west London, on 5 November.

He made off with cash and cigarettes after the shopkeeper pressed the panic alarm.

Police believe the robbery may be linked to a similar incident at the same newsagent's on Sunday, and another at a barber's a week earlier.

Police said the suspect is an Asian male, aged between 20 and 25. He is about 6ft and was wearing black clothing but his trainers had red laces.

  • 12 Nov 2014
  • From the section London