Three arrests made in Leyton robbery investigation

Detectives investigating a gunpoint street robbery in Leyton have made three arrests.

The three men, aged 25, 24 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of robbery after warrants were executed by detectives on Wednesday morning.

The eldest has also been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence; the youngest has been arrested for this offence and possession of ammunition.

An investigation was launched after police were called at 9:15pm on Monday April 18 to High Road in Leyton.

A man aged in his 30s was approached by two men who threatened him with a gun before stealing his watch.

Detective Sergeant Lee Warrington of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said: “Tackling robbery is a key priority for the Met and these arrests demonstrate our commitment to taking those intent on using violence, or the threat of violence, off of our streets.”

Mick Ferris

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