Police have released images of two men they want to speak to in connection with an attempted armed robbery in Mayfair.

The two men, who threatened a man with a gun, are being hunted by Scotland Yard after being caught on camera as they donned disguises and lay in wait.

The incident happened at around 2am on Sunday, 19th October on Shepherd Market in Mayfair, central London.

One of the men, who covers his face with a green bandana and the hood of his jacket, is seen holding a gun as they leave the alleyway and approach a nearby car. He is also seen putting on surgical-style latex gloves.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said a 37-year-old man who was parking his vehicle was approached by two men, one of whom pointed a handgun at him and said: "What have you got for me?"

The spokesman added: "The man ran off and alerted police. No shots were fired and he was not injured."

Police have released CCTV images from the incident in the hope that a member of the public will be able to identify two men. It can be viewed here.

Suspect 1 is described as a white man, approximately 18-21 years old, who was seen on CCTV putting a green bandana around his face and pulling his hood before taking a small handgun from his waistband and holding it behind his back.

Suspect 2 is a light skinned black man, approximately 18-21 years old, who is seen on the CCTV pulling his hood up and covering his face with a black garment.

Anyone who can identify either of these men should call police on 101 quoting reference 6546331/14 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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