Suspect Sought After Knifepoint Robberies on Hillcrest Road
Police attacked with knives after tackling two men stealing mobile phones in Acton
Police in Ealing have released an image of a man wanted in connection with a number of knifepoint robberies which occurred in Acton on Monday, 2 November.
Hussam El-Handi being sought in connection with robberies
Officers were called to Hillcrest Road, W3 just after 10am to reports of two men threatening a number of people with a knife and stealing their mobile phones. Police believe there were four potential victims.
On arrival officers found two male suspects at the location. Both men swung and lunged at the officers with a knife, but no officer was injured.
A 20-year-old man was arrested for robbery and is currently in custody at a north London police station. The second man who attempted to injure officers made off and remains at large.
Police are now seeking to trace Hussam El-Handi, 19, who is wanted for questioning by police in connection with the robberies and which are being treated as linked incidents.
Detective Superintendent Robert Mahoney, Acting Borough Commander for Ealing, said, "We would like to speak to anyone who may have information on El-Handi's whereabouts. We believe he poses a significant danger to the public and we advise anyone who may have seen him or knows of his location not to approach him but call police on 999.
"It is important we track down this man before anyone is seriously injured."To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 .
November 3, 2015