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Police are calling for witnesses to an armed robbery that took place at 3.450m on Friday 16th November at the Somerfield Dome Filling Station on the Great West Road in Brentford.

Two male Asian security officers, both in their thirties, were handling cash from the ATM at the station when they were approached by a man as they made their way back to their security van which was parked next to the cash point.

There was a struggle and the man was seen to have what was described as a small pistol in his hand from which a shot was fired towards the floor. The man managed to take £95,000 cash .

He then got into a waiting blue Mitsubishi Shogun and headed north on Ealing Road in the direction of Acton. The car was later recovered near to the scene. The suspects are two white males, no further description.

If you witnessed the incident or have any relevant information you are asked to contact Hounslow CID on 0208 247 6160/5940 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555111. Quote ref. 0525620/07.

November 22, 2007