Armed police deal with threat
Trio who forced man to get cash from machine reported to have gun
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