Appeal to trace witness of ‘high value’ violent robbery in Jamaica Road

Katherine Johnston (24 October, 2020)

Police say the woman, sitting in a hatchback nearby, could help their investigation

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Police are appealing for help tracing a witness of a violent daylight robbery in Bermondsey.

The attack took place in the morning of March 18 this year, in busy Jamaica Road, at around 9.20am.

The male victim who is in his 30s was left injured and ‘extremely shaken’ after his bag – with cash and ‘high value’ IT equipment – was stolen.

He was targeted by two men who are believed to have made off in a silver Vauxhall heading toward Rotherhithe.

A man who was arrested in relation to the incident has since been released under investigation.

Police say they are now trying to identify a woman who was sitting in a hatchback vehicle at the location at the time of the attack.

She is described as white, aged between 25 and 30 years old, with mousy blonde hair. She spoke with a London accent. She was with a man of a similar age, with dark hair and stubble. 

Detective Constable Ashley Hooker 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.

“We are very keen to find 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.

“This was a nasty attack which left the victim extremely shaken.”

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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