Police are appealing for information to help find a man who robbed an Islington shop armed with a machete. 

At around 11am on October 10, 2022, the suspect entered the grocery shop in Grosvenor Avenue, and threatened the shop keeper with the weapon. 

He left with cash and cigarettes, before heading towards Highbury New Park. 

Det Const Hickson of the Met’s Central North BCU said: “The police investigation led to the recovery of the machete, which was left under communal bins outside Hillfield House off Grosvenor Avenue. However, the suspect remains outstanding. 

“I appreciate the CCTV is not especially clear and does not show his full face, but I am hopeful that the man’s clothing and the moving images of him will enable somebody to recognise him. 

“He is described as a white male, between 25 and 30 years old, approximately 6ft and of a skinny build. 

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“Clearly, he is a callous individual who is quite willing to brandish a terrifying weapon for relatively little reward. He does not deserve to be protected.” 

Police are asking anyone with information to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference 8048/10OCT22.  

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