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Appeal following aggravated burglary in Havering

News   •   Sep 19, 2019 07:00 BST

Police in Havering are appealing for information and moving footage following an aggravated burglary in Collier Row.

At 0853hrs on Wednesday, 18 September, police were called to reports of an aggravated burglary at Lowshoe Lane, Collier Row.

Four suspects are reported to have entered a residential address through a rear window.They held the two residents, a man and a woman aged in their mid-20s, at knife point before fleeing the scene with designer goods and electronics.

Police arrived at the scene as the suspects were leaving in a getaway vehicle, a grey BMW 525I, believed to be stolen.

Police gave chase and the suspects were stopped at White Hart Lane, junction with Cross Road.The occupants inside the car attempted to flee on foot. Two were caught by officers and one found by a police dog nearby. Enquiries continue to trace the fourth suspect.

Three males, aged 18, 20 and 22 were arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and aggravated vehicle taking.They have since been charged and will appear in custody at Barkingside Magistrates' Court later today (19 September).

Detective Sergeant Billy Baxter of East Area Command Unit said: “While we have three suspects in custody, please remember that there is at least one other still outstanding.I urge anyone who has information concerning this incident to contact police without delay.

“I am particularly interested to hear from anyone in the White Hart Lane area that has CCTV footage of the suspects or dash cam footage.

“The effects of becoming a victim of burglary are greatly magnified by threat of violence and run far deeper than a loss of property. Help me to make sure that these men are denied the opportunity to put anyone else through the ordeal that is aggravated burglary.”

Anyone with information can contact Havering CID on 101 quoting reference 1595/18SEP19, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.