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Video: Man robs chemist and makes his escape on a mobility scooter

The surprisingly high-speed getaway
The surprisingly high-speed getaway

A burglary suspect made a high-speed getaway after raiding a pharmacy - on a mobility scooter

The man zipped off down a street in Heathway, Dagenham, after a four-strong gang raided the Kry BA chemist.

Two of the men broke into the shop using a metal bar to prise open the shutters, Scotland Yard said.

CCTV shows one of them picking up a cash till from the pavement outside, looking around surreptitiously and then hurriedly carrying it over to an accomplice waiting on the mobility scooter.

Footage then shows the man accelerating away, speeding down the street past parked cars.

The incident happened in the early hours of May 25, and the Met said three of the gang carried out a similarly brazen theft with a mobility scooter on August 9, burgling Paks Cosmetic Centre in Heathway.

Detectives are searching for four white men, one bald, another with a beard and all wearing dark clothing, in connection with the burglaries.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.