Computer image released of suspect in three knifepoint robberies in park

Kit Heren (15 September, 2021)

Police are urging anyone with information on the man to come forward

47978The E-FIT image of the suspect

Police have released a computer-generated image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a series of knifepoint robberies in a south-east London park.

A man threatened people at knifepoint in Brookmill Park in Lewisham on three separate occasions – August 30, 31 and September 2. All of the robberies took place in the evening between 7.45pm and 10pm. No one has been arrested so far.

Each time the suspect approached couples sitting on a bench in the park before drawing a knife and taking their mobile phones. During the August 31 robbery a victim in his 20s was rushed to hospital after being stabbed several times. He is still recovering, although officers said his life was not in danger.

The suspect in each incident was described as a skinny black man who was six feet tall, wearing a face mask and hood. Police are still looking into the incident and are calling for help from anyone who sees someone in the park matching this description.

Police have not received any further reports since the last incident. Detectives are urging anyone who thinks they might be able to identify the man in the E-FIT computer-generated image to get in touch immediately.

Detective Constable Amy Burnell, the investigating officer, said: “I would like local people to look closely at the E-FIT we have issued and think about whether you recognise him.

“Information as to his identity can be provided to 101. Please work with us to help catch this man and remove him from the streets.”

Any witnesses or those with information are urged to call 101 ref CAD 7037/31 Aug.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org

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