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CCTV of robbers' brazen shop raid

Dramatic CCTV footage of brazen robbers who forced a shop assistant to empty a safe before tying her up has been released by police.

The pair, wearing high-visibility vests, strolled into an internet cafe and money exchange in Tottenham High Road, north London, before staging the raid on April 7.

One, wearing a hooded top, barged into the back room of the shop, before grabbing the worker by the wrist and forcing her to stuff bags of cash from the safe into a JD Sports carrier bag.

He then called his accomplice, who was seen fiddling with his trousers, to bring black duct tape, and tied the woman's wrists and ankles.

Detective Constable Johnny Baker, from Scotland Yard's Flying Squad, said: "These two men used threats and intimidation to coerce the victim to open the safe. Although the victim was not injured during this robbery, she has been extremely traumatised by this ordeal.

"I would appeal to anyone who recognises these two men to come forward and speak to police."

The shop worker had just opened up for the day when the robbers struck at around 9am. They both ran out of the back of the shop, through a market and into Suffield Road.

The man in the hooded top was wearing matching dark tracksuit bottoms with a cream or white stripe down the outside arm and leg, and black trainers with a white sole. He is black, around 6ft and slim.

His accomplice was also a black man, around 5ft 9in, slim and had a goatee beard. He was wearing a light-coloured, long-sleeved top, grey tracksuit bottoms and a black "beanie" hat.

They were both wearing orange tabards and were both carrying newspapers when they came into the shop, which they picked up and took with them.

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