December 6 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Detectives are appealing for information after a man had his iPhone stolen on a train travelling between London Bridge and West Croydon.
As part of their enquiries, investigators from the British Transport Police have released images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the robbery, which took place on Wednesday, September 4.
Detective Constable Mark Agrippa, part the force’s dedicated robbery squad, is investigating. He said: “The victim, a 19-year-old from Croydon, was travelling home from London Bridge with his friend around 11.15pm.
“During the journey, a man sat opposite the two, and asked the victim’s friend if he had anything valuable, to which he replied no.
“The man then asked the victim the same question, before reaching into his bag, suggesting he had a knife.
“The man then felt through the victim’s pockets and removed his iPhone and travelcard.”
The officer said as the train arrived at Thornton Heath the man ran off the train with the victim’s belongings.
Police have obtained images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident and are calling on the public to help identify him.
DC Agrippa added: “This was understandably a very intimidating experience for both the victim and his friend, as the man indicated that he was in possession of a knife.
“If you recognise the man pictured, or think you know his whereabouts, please get in touch.”
Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference B9/LSA of 09/10/2013.