Police hunt possible witness in south east London robbery

Detectives investigating a violent and high-value robbery in south east London after appealing to find a witness.

In a “nasty attack”, a man was approached and violently assaulted by two men whilst walking along Jamaica Road in Bermondsey, SE16, leaving him with injuries and “seriously shaken.”

They culprits took the victim’s back, which contained a significant amount of cash and IT equipment, and made off in a silver Vauxhall towards Rotherhithe.

The incident took place back on March 18, and an investigation was launched immediately, but detectives are now releasing an appeal to identify a woman who was sitting in a hatchback vehicle at the location of the attack.

Detective Constable Ashley Hooker is leading the investigation. He 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.”

The woman is described as white, aged between 25 and 30 years old, and with mousy blonde hair.

She spoke with a London accent. There was a man with her; he is also described as 25 to 30 years old, with dark hair and stubble.

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

A man in his 30s, who was also arrested in connection with the incident, was released under investigation.

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