Detectives from the Flying Squad are appealing for information following an armed robbery at ASDA, Clapton Common, in which one member of staff was hit on the head and another tied up.
Police were called to the store following a report of a robbery at approximately 11:40 pm last night, Tuesday 4 February.
At approximately 11.25 pm, three men in a light coloured saloon car parked in the shop’s rear car park. They entered the building via the rear staff entrance and made their way upstairs.
The 52 year old man, a member of staff was dragged to the cash room, at gunpoint where they were disturbed by another member of staff – a 23 year old man – who they grabbed, threatened, hit on the head and sprayed CS gas in his face.
The 23 year-old man was then made to open a safe, from which the suspects stole a large amount of cash.
The suspects then left the store via the warehouse, where they were spotted by another member of staff (a 30-year-old man ) who they tied to a set of trollies.
London Ambulance Service also attended the scene where they treated two of the victims for shock. A third victim two was taken to a north London hospital with head injuries. He discharged himself the following morning.
The three suspects are all described as wearing black overalls and balaclavas.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Flying Squad on 020 8345 4225 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.
Investigating officer DC Andy Terry, of the Flying Squad said: “These men were only in the shop for about five minutes. In that time, they assaulted three men – leaving one with head injuries – and stole a large amount of cash.
“Did you see three men dressed in black, driving a silver saloon car near ASDA late on Tuesday night? If so, please call us now.”