Arrests made in Kilburn in connection with Paddington armed robbery

Two men have been arrested in Kilburn in connection with an armed robbery at a flat in Paddington.

The suspects, who are both in their 20s, are being questioned after two men and a woman were ambushed by a four-strong mob who forced their way into an address in Westbourne Gardens.

Two of the robbers were armed with handguns and a third with a large butcher’s style knife.

A further three men stood outside the property while the robbery took place.

The gang fled with a quantity of property including two mobile phones, around 4,000 in UAE Dirhams (£650), £2,400 in cash, two passports, handbags, a bank card and identity documents

All the victims are United Arab Emirates (UAE) nationals.

Two of the victims, a 51-year-old man and 47-year-old woman, were renting the flat while they stayed in London, the second man, who is 59, was visiting the couple.

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Detectives believe they were not targeted because of their nationality.

All three arrestees are being questioned at a police station in central London.

Anyone with information is asked to called Westminster CID on 0778 818 6208, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or the police non-emergency line on 101

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