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Woman threatened with scissors in armed robbery

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Robbery suspect

A WOMAN was assaulted and threatened with a pair of scissors during an armed robbery in Peckham, south London on January 4, police have confirmed.

The robbery took place at a commercial property providing internet and money transfer services on Peckham High Street at roughly 9.00pm where a woman was threatened with a pair of scissors held to her abdomen and one of the men intimated he had a gun.

She was then locked in the office as they made off with the money.

The authorities have appealed to the public to help find a man that they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

“The man we are looking to identify is described as black, possibly mixed race, about 5’, 10” and of an average build,” said Detective Inspector Paul Foreman from the Flying Squad.

“He had a thin beard and wore black clothing and a black woollen hat. He spoke with a London accent.

"This was a disturbingly violent attack and we urge anyone who may have information that can help us trace this man, or anyone who may have witnessed anything on that night, to please contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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