A shop worker was stabbed to death during a robbery at a Pinner newsagents this morning. It is believed the attack occurred while opening Marsh Food and Wine in Pinner at around 06:00 GMT the Met police said. There is now an appeal for witnesses which can be seen below.
Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command investigate – Detective Chief Inspector Simon Stancombe said:
“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around Marsh Road this morning and saw anything of interest to contact police. This was a violent robbery that has escalated, resulting in the murder of a man. It appears the till was stolen from the shop during this robbery and this may have been discarded by the suspect. If you have come across this, we want to hear from you.
I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a black Vauxhall Astra that was driven away at speed, south down Cecil Park immediately after the attack. We think that car was parked in Cecil Park prior to the murder – if you saw this, or have any other information that could help us progress this investigation, I would urge you to get in contact. ”
Anyone with information can also contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD1653/24Mar.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
There have been no arrests; enquiries continue.