Youths’ raid on off-licence captured on CCTV

A teenager armed with a machete threatened a female worker during a raid on a shop.

In dramatic CCTV footage released by police, the youth is seen confronting a member of staff at the off-licence in Mitcham, south London, while his accomplice, armed with a sword, steals cash, cigarettes and alcohol.

Police released CCTV of the robbery

Police released CCTV of the robbery

The pair, said to be aged between 16 and 18, had their faces covered and wore goggles when they entered the shop.

The first suspect, wearing a backpack containing a sword, walks behind the counter while the second raises the machete and then appears to act as a lookout.