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Police are appealing for information over the identities of two suspects thought to be involved with an armed robbery in Plaistow, in which a shop keeper was shot in the chest.
Suspect one is described as wearing dark trousers and a dark baseball cap under a dark, hooded jacket which features a logo on the top of each arm.
Suspect two is described as also wearing dark trousers, and a dark jacket with a white strip down the centre of the front.
Police have appealed for information over a pair of "dangerous" men, after a shop keep was shot in the chest on Halloween. Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Gary Ferguson, of the Met's Flying Squad, said:
These men are dangerous and we need to find them urgently.
Although suspect one tried to cover up, you can see most of his face in the CCTV footage. His face is distinctive. We are sure that someone who knows this man would recognise him from the CCTV. Take a good hard look at his face - do you know him?
Police have released CCTV of the moment two armed robbers tried to hold up the Show Supermarket in Plaistow. When they left empty-handed the shop owner chased them and was shot in the chest at close range.
A £20,000 reward is being offered after a shop keeper was seriously injured in an attempted robbery on Halloween.
Two men threatened a shop keeper and his assistant at the Show Supermarket in Plaistow with a sawn-off shot gun. They were chased from the shop but shot the shop owner in the chest as they fled.
My dad is an honest, hard-working man. He has run the Show Supermarket for 14 years and is well known to the local community as a friendly person.
On the 31st of October last year, his life changed when he tried to defend his livelihood from armed robbers.
He was taken to hospital where he fell into a coma that lasted over two weeks. My family and I were sick with worry, not knowing if he would live.
We are lucky that he survived. We need closure on this and we are afraid of the threat these men pose to others while they are out free.
Police investigating the shooting and stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in Plaistow have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder. The man was taken to an East London police station and has been released on bail.
- Police say the men were armed with knives and a firearm and were all wearing balaclavas
- They stabbed a 15-year-old boy and shot him in the leg
- He was taken to hospital where his condition remains serious
Police say anybody with information should contact the Metropolitan Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A 15-year-old boy has been shot and stabbed at his home in Plaistow by a gang of masked attackers. Five men forced their way into the property in Grange Road in the early hours of Friday morning. The boy has no gang links and is not believed to be involved in crime.
Two men who were arrested in connection with the shooting of a shopkeeper in Plaistow have been bailed until January.
Police were called at 11:50pm on Thursday to reports of two men injured following a shooting outside the Show Supermarket in High Street.
Police and London Ambulance Service arrived and found two men, one aged 51 and the other 40, suffering from gunshot wounds.
The 51-year-old man remains in a critical condition and the 40-year-old man has been discharged from hospital.
Police believe an attempted robbery took place at the supermarket as the two men who were shot work there.