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Police appeal over Barnet robbery

Police are appealing for information to help identify suspects following a robbery in Barnet. Police were called on Friday morning to the Britannia Building Society on Station Road in Edgware after three men burst in and stole a quantity of cash.

Two of the suspects jumped over the counter before one of them pinned a member of staff against the wall. The second man grabbed the money while the third suspect stood by the front door.The men then fled in the direction of Rectory Lane.

Suspect 1 is described as black, approximately 17 years old, 5' 6" tall, of proportional build with broad shoulders and with close cut short black hair. He was wearing a navy coloured baseball cap, black sweatshirt, black tracksuit bottoms and black fabric gloves.

Suspect 1 Credit: Metropolitan Police

Suspect 2 is described as black, aged 17-20 years, 5' 6" tall and of proportional build. He was wearing a black hooded top and black tracksuit bottoms. It is believed the hood was up, and he was wearing some sort of face covering, either a ski mask, or scarf over his face.

Suspect 2 Credit: Metropolitan Police

Suspect 3 is described as black and was wearing black clothing.

Suspect 3 Credit: Metropolitan Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Flying Squad at Finchley on 020 8358 1752 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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Inquiry into fatal police shooting in Edgware

The inquiry into the death of Azelle Rodney continues and expert witnesses are expected to give evidence into the fatal police shooting.

Rodney, 24, was killed when Metropolitan Police officers carried out a "hard stop" on a VW Golf in Edgware, north London, on April 30, 2005.

Police officers John Terry and Christopher Heerey are two of the witnesses who will be giving evidence.

Police issue pictures to aid Farooq murder inquiry

CCTV still of Dr Farooq's movements on 16th September 2010. Credit: Metropolitan Police.

Dr Imran Farooq was on his way home from work when he was attacked outside his home in Green Lane, Edgware shortly before 5.30pm on Thursday 16th September 2010.

A post-mortem gave his cause of death as multiple stab wounds and blunt trauma to the head.

CCTV still of Dr Farooq's movements on 16th September 2010. Credit: Metropolitan Police

A five and a half inch-bladed kitchen knife and a house brick used in the attack were recovered at the scene.

Detectives from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command remain committed to finding those responsible.

Schinken Messer kitchen knife, of the kind found at the scene. Credit: Metropolitan Police

They believe his murder would have required careful planning and would have required help from other people, some of whom may have provided assistance or information unwittingly.

They want to speak to anyone who was asked for information about Dr Farooq and his routine.


Police make fresh appeal over Farooq murder

Dr Imran Farooq was murdered in Edgware two years ago. Credit: Metropolitan Police

The Met Police has issued a fresh appeal for information as they try to solve the murder of Dr Imran Farooq in Edgware in September 2010. Dr Farooq was a Pakistani politician and detectives believe he was planning to renew his political career before he was killed.

They are asking anyone who was in contact with him about his plans to get in touch with them so they can build up a picture of his political life.

Police have created this e-fit image of a man they want to talk to. Credit: Metropolitan Police

A reward of up £20,000 has been offered for anyone providing information that leads to Dr Farooq's killer. The Met believes his murder was planned and several people may have been involved.

Hearing adjourned until tomorrow

The inquiry heard that Mr Rodney was wanted over an allegation of grievous bodily harm when he was accused of hitting and stabbing someone.

However, the officers involved in the stop did not know this, and therefore the possibility of arresting him before the suspected drugs robbery was not raised.

Instead they were aiming to intercept the robbers once the group had armed themselves.On the day of the shooting, it was decided that three unmarked police cars would form a box for the hard stop.

The surveillance teams did lock on to Mr Lovell, they locked on to men at a cafe. It became clear that the suspects were arming themselves, and the intelligence indicated that the men who had been picked up by the surveillance officers were on their way to carry out the offence.

– Mr Underwood

The hearing was adjourned until tomorrow.

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