Shooting takes place in Wimbledon during "pre-planned" operation
A man has been charged after an incident in which another man was shot by police in Wimbledon during what the Met described as a “pre-planned operation” into cash in transit robberies.
The incident happened at about 8.10am today (December 3) in Lacock Close, near Haydons Road. It is understood the men had been aiming to rob a cash transit van near the Sainsbury store in Haydons Road.
During the course of the Met's "proactive operation" a 23-year-old man was shot by police and was taken by ambulance to hospital. His condition was not said to be life-threatening and he was later arrested for conspiracy to rob.
A suspected stolen car was recovered at the scene.
Abdirahman Mohomad Omar, aged 23, of St Johns Drive, Wandsworth, was charged the same day. He was kept in custody to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday, December 4).
A second 23-year-old man, who was shot during the incident, remains at hospital still under arrest for conspiracy to rob.
A number of roads in the area, including Haydons Road, were closed for more than 24 hours while a forensic investigation took place (see picture below).
The Met said in a statement: “A proactive operation was conducted by officers from the Met’s Flying Squad assisted by firearms officers. During the course of the operation, one man was shot by police.
“He has been taken by London Ambulance Service to a London hospital. We await an update on his condition. A second man has been arrested for conspiracy to rob.
“The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed. The Independent Office for Police Conduct has launched an independent investigation.”
December 4, 2018