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Police appeal for witnesses to armed Chingford burglary

A group of eight to ten males carrying knives and a black handgun broke into a property on Silver Birch Avenue last Friday night

The burglary took place on Silver Birch Avenue in Chingford, Credit: Google Streetview

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an aggravated burglary in Chingford on Friday (5th April).

Cops were called at 9.30pm on Friday to a residential address in Silver Birch Avenue, Chingford.

A group of males jumped out of a blue Nissan and ran inside the Chingford address while the male victim was stood outside with friends. They were followed by another group of males wearing wearing gloves, face masks and hoods.

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Members of the group carried knives, with one pointing a small black handgun at the victims during the burglary attempt.

One of the suspect groups checked the rooms in the address for valuables before fleeing, but it is not believed anything was taken during the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who might have captured doorbell or dash cam footage, is asked to call 101 or post @MetCC ref 01/183028/24.

You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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