Collier Row Pizza Hut takings robbed from worker

Police are appealing for information after a restaurant worker was robbed in Collier Row while taking the weekend’s takings to the bank.

The more than �6,000 from Pizza Hut in Chase Cross Road was snatched around 10am on Monday July 30.

As the worker was carrying the money, he was approached by two men wearing full-face motorbike helmets on a moped who tried to snatch his bag.

A police spokesman said: “The men sprayed a substance in the victim’s face, causing him to let go.

“The suspects then took the bag and made off along Chase Cross Road in the direction of Lower Bedfords Road.”

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The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.

The suspects are described as white males, aged 20-25. The driver was wearing all black clothing with a black crash helmet and the rider was wearing a grey adidas tracksuit with a full face red and white helmet. The moped was new-looking and a red and silver colour.

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Officers believe that the vehicle and suspects were previously seen in the area and paying attention to the Pizza Hut Restaurant.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident, saw the vehicle or suspects in the area on the day, or recognise their description.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det Con Andy Fern at Romford police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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