A man stole alcohol, cigarettes, and cash from a shop while armed with a 45cm sword.

Police were called to a convenience store in Streatfield Road, near Honeypot Lane, yesterday after reports a lone shopkeeper had been threatened.

Officers from Harrow’s C Team attended the shop and watched CCTV footage of the incident.

Later in the day, they were able to track down a suspect. A sword and stolen items were seized.

• A 23-year-old man was arrested in connection with the armed robbery.