Robbery at knife point near Osterley station

Worker at local Indian restaurant attacked

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Police are appealing for information on a robbery that took place on Tuesday 4th January at around 10pm. A man aged 33, who worked at a local Indian restaurant, had just left Osterley station and was waling along the Great West Road near junction with Thornberry Road.

He was approached by three suspects. Suspect 1 asked him for a light and when the victim said he didn't have one he produced a knife. This was held close to the victim's neck whilst the other two suspects held his arms and searched his pockets.

The knife is described as being a hunting knife with a 6 inch blade and a curved jagged edge at the tip. Credit cards, £85 cash, a driving licence, two mobile phones including a Nokia 6230 which was purchased recently and a new wallet were stolen.

All three suspects were black males and aged around 25. Suspect 1 was described as 5" 8' with short hair made into 'small twists'. His two associates were 5" 6' tall.

If you have any information about this incident you are asked to call TDC Baines of the robbery squad on 020 8247 5940. Alternatively if you have any information about other crimes or wish to stay anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

January 13, 2005