Saturday, 20 September 2014

Police Hunt Violent Muggers: CCTV Released

Police have released these CCTV images as they hunt two violent late-night robbers, who beat their victim and demanded his PIN to empty cash from his bank account.
The mugging ocurred outside the Citizen's Advice Bureau, Rushey Green, Catford at 11:30am on Wednesday, June 25.

Their target, a man in his 30's was walking home when he was approached by the two suspects.
The man had his mobile phone in his hand which was taken by one of the pair before both suspects walked off towards Holbeach Road.

The victim followed and the suspects turned on him, pushing him to the ground and kicking him several times.

One of the suspects then took the victim's wallet, took out a bank card and demanded the PIN.

The victim was told if the PIN was wrong he would be beaten further.
The suspect used the card and withdrew money from a nearby cash machine while his accomplice stayed with the victim. 

He went to a second cashpoint and withdrew more money before returning back to the victim and the other suspect.

The suspects left along Catford Broadway towards Canadian Avenue. 

Detective Constable Andy Trevett, said: “This was a terrifying experience for the victim, who was threatened with serious injury if he did not cooperate with the suspects.
“He was forced to hand over his PIN code in order for them to steal money.
“I am keen to hear from anyone who can help identify the men pictured or has information that can help assist my investigation.” 

Anyone who has information concerning this incident should call Lewisham CID on 020 8284 8413 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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