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Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an armed robbery on a post office van in Old Oak Common Lane on Tuesday 8th April.

At approx 3pm the van parked outside the post office and one guard made his way to the rear of the vehicle. He was grabbed by a man who pointed a black handgun at him and demanded money.

The other guard, still inside the vehicle, saw what was happening and activated an alarm. A second man removed bags from the back of the van.

On hearing the alarm the suspects left the scene with a sum of cash in a black Ford Fusion and drove off at speed in the direction of Park Royal. No shots were fired and no persons were injured.

The vehicle believed to have been used was later found abandoned in Braybrook Road.

Man with the gun is described as a black , approx 5' 7" tall, aged 20-25 years old of stocky build. He was wearing a black puffa style jacket and black trousers.

The second man is described as a black, aged 20-25 years old of stocky build.

DC Simon Gray said, "This is a very busy post office at a busy time of the day and there was a lot of people in the area. If you have not already spoken to police I would ask you to contact us today. I am also keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicle left in Braybrook Road and the suspects leaving the area."

Anyone with information is asked to call 020 8358 1751.

April 15, 2008