Man attacked in violent robbery

Detectives are appealing to trace a witness following a high value robbery in Bermondsey.

At around 9.20am on Wednesday, 18 March, a man was walking along Jamaica Road when he was approached by two men who violently assaulted and robbed him of his bag.

Inside was a significant amount of cash and IT equipment.

The suspects are believed to have made off in a silver Vauxhall towards Rotherhithe.

The victim, a man in his 30s, received injuries from the violent attack and was left extremely shaken.

The incident was reported to police and an investigation was immediately launched.

Detective Constable Ashley Hooker, who is leading the investigation, said: “After the incident occurred a woman in a stationary car spoke to another witness about what she saw in the aftermath of the robbery. She was sitting in a car near to Jamaica Road, SE16 and witnessed the suspects make off.

“It’s important that we trace this woman as we believe she can assist us with our enquiries.

“Similarly, if you witnessed the incident or have any information that could assist the investigation, please get in contact.”

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 1727/18Mar20 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A man in his 30s was arrested in connection with the incident and was bailed to return on a date in mid-July.


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