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Armed robbers made off with approximately £840,000 of computer equipment after a raid on a warehouse on the outskirts of London last Friday morning.

Police believe five men (some wearing balaclavas) were involved in the raid on Dimensions Cargo, Isleworth during which one member of staff was threatened with a gun.

One of the five suspects, who entered through the front of the building, ordered a male staff member at gun-point to show them where goods were stored in the warehouse. The suspects then stole a large quantity of computer equipment from the warehouse and a number of boxes from a brown delivery van, which arrived at the warehouse during the raid.

The suspects (four Asian and one white) then made off in a silver BMW, 328I Tourer, with the registration number P609 TFR, which police later found burnt out in Castle Road, a few streets away from where the robbery occurred.

Before it was set on fire, the suspects are thought to have transferred to stolen property into a blue Omega car. Police are appealing for anyone with information on the whereabouts of this vehicle or its possible registration number.

A white Mercedes Sprinter van, reg. M11 RSX, was also believed to have been involved in the armed robbery, and was found burnt out, nearby, in Granger Road.

Officers from Hounslow CID are investigating the robbery and are currently examining CCTV as part of their inquiries.

DI Fiona Niven, leading the inquiry from Hounslow CID, said: "This was a traumatic experience for the victims involved and we are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious to come forward. Anyone with information should contact me or a member of my team at Hounslow CID on 020 8247 6160 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111" ®

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