Armed robber poses as delivery man and robs Romford restaurant
PUBLISHED: 11:21 06 January 2011 | UPDATED: 13:20 06 January 2011
A LIMPING gunman used the power of deception to sneak his way into a restaurant and rob £15,000 from the safe.
The armed robber posed as a delivery man to get inside Frankie and Benny’s restaurant, in The Brewery, Romford, on Monday this week and swiped the cash while holding the manager at gunpoint.
He was a “heavily built dark-skinned black man who had dreadlocks and a plaster covering part of his top lip” a Havering Police spokesman said.
The spokesman added: “It was clear he had a pronounced limp.”
The armed robber arrived at the branch of the American-Italian 50s restaurant at about 8.15am, when the restaurant was open for breakfast.
He wore a fluorescent tabard and told staff he was a delivery man to gain access.
He produced a gun and pointed it at the manager demanding he open the safe.
The manager handed over in the region of £15,000.
The robber made of on foot, still limping, across The Brewery car park, across Waterloo Road and into the Waterloo Road Estate.
A spokesman for Frankie and Benny’s would not comment on the incident but said: “We are co-operating fully with the police.”
Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to contact DC Laurie Bays of the Flying Squad on 0208 3454226.
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