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WATCH: Shocking CCTV shows youths armed with machete threaten female shop assistant

Published 25/11/2015 | 10:25

A teenager carrying a machete is seen threatening a female shop worker while his accomplice, armed with a sword, steals cash, cigarettes and alcohol, in CCTV footage released by police.

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The pair, said to be aged between 16 and 18, had their faces covered and wore goggles when they entered the off-licence in Church Road, Mitcham, south London.

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.

He is then seen joining his accomplice behind the counter and lifting items from the shelves.

The teen carrying the backpack was wearing a black jacket, black shoes and black goggles.

The other teen, wielding the machete, is described as being of a thin build and around 5ft 6ins tall. He wore a black hat, black jacket, black shoes and red goggles.

Both wore gloves during the incident shortly after 11pm on November 13.

Police have released the footage in a bid to identify the teenagers.

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