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Armed raiders at travel agency

PUBLISHED: 18:21 26 August 2009 | UPDATED: 10:17 12 August 2010

SAMURAI sword wielding robbers terrified customers and staff when they burst into a travel agency demanding cash. Police were called to the Thompson shop in Widmore Road, near the junction with Bromley High Street, Bromley, last Friday at about 4pm. T

SAMURAI sword wielding robbers terrified customers and staff when they burst into a travel agency demanding cash.

Police were called to the Thompson shop in Widmore Road, near the junction with Bromley High Street, Bromley, last Friday at about 4pm.

Two men had entered the shop, one holding a sword, the other a hand gun while another two men waited outside.

They threatened the three female staff who handed over cash then ran off with the other two thieves towards a waiting car, a dark grey Ford Focus C-max

There were several customers in the shop but apart from shock there were no reports of any injuries.

The incident is being investigated by the Flying Squad, based at Tower Bridge.

Detective Constable Matthew Wyatt said: "It was late afternoon on a Friday in a very busy shopping area.

"Did you see these four masked men? We have no other descriptions of them at this stage. They drove away from the area in the direction of Bromley North. Did you see their car? Did you see or hear anything suspicious?"

Anyone with information can call the incident room on 020 7232 6530 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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