Armed po­lice deal with threat

Trio who forced man to get cash from ma­chine re­ported to have gun

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger alexan­der.ballinger@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

ARMED po­lice of­fi­cers were called to Uxbridge High Street on Thurs­day after a man was ha­rassed into with­draw­ing cash from a bank by men pos­si­bly wield­ing a gun.

The Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice was called to the busy town cen­tre street at lunchtime after re­ports from the vic­tim that the men were armed.

Of­fi­cers found the man un­in­jured and were able to ar­rest three men near the scene on sus­pi­cion of de­mand­ing money with men­aces and pos­ses­sion of a pro­hib­ited weapon.

Po­lice said no gun has been re­cov­ered. A state­ment from the force said: “On Thurs­day Jan­uary 26 po­lice were called shortly be­fore 12.40pm to a re­port of a man be­ing ha­rassed by a group of males into with­draw­ing money at a bank in High Street, Uxbridge.

“The vic­tim also re­ported that he be­lieved the sus­pected to be in pos­ses­sion of a firearm.

“Of­fi­cers in­clud­ing armed of­fi­cers at­tended the lo­ca­tion and the vic­tim was found un­in­jured.”

Po­lice said en­quires into the cir­cum­stances of the in­ci­dent are on­go­ing.

All three ar­rested men were taken into cus­tody at a west London po­lice sta­tion.

Any wit­nesses or any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call po­lice on 101 or by tweet­ing @ MetCC.To give in­for­ma­tion anony­mously call Crimestop­pers 0800 555111.

GUN RE­PORT: Uxbridge town cen­tre ARMED RE­SPONSE: Po­lice in Uxbridge on Thurs­day Photo tweeted by Phil Sain­ter

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