Reward Offered After Violent Wineshop Theft in W13

Assistant told he'd be killed, was beaten with bottle, and locked in shop

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Majestic Wine in West Ealing has offered a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to a successful prosecution and conviction following a violent robbery.

It happened on Tuesday, 20 May, at approximately 10:05hrs at Majestic Wine Warehouse, Hastings Road, West Ealing.

A sales assistant had just opened the store when a man entered and demanded money from the safe, threatening to kill the employee.

The assistant was beaten with a bottle of wine causing serious cuts to the head as well as stab wounds to the arms and hands.

A quantity of cash was stolen and the assailant left the premises after locking the heavily bleeding victim in the toilet.

The suspect is described as a black male, aged between 20 to 25 years old, 6'00"-6'02" tall, stocky build, wearing a grey hooded top.

Detective Constable Phelim Redmond, from the Mets Flying Squad, said: “This was a particularly nasty robbery during which the attacker used a gratuitous level of violence and could have resulted in a more serious outcome. I am appealing for help in identifying the person responsible before he strikes again.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Flying Squad at Putney on 101 quoting reference 2511966/14. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via


15th July 2014