Follow Metropolitan Police

Appeal to identify man following robbery

News   •   Oct 28, 2019 09:25 GMT

[E-fit of man police need to identify]

Detectives investigating a robbery in Newham are appealing for information a year on from the incident.

Police were called on 28 October 2018 to reports of a robbery at a residential property in the Manor Park, E12 area.

The victim, a man in his 30s, reported that at around 18:10hrs, two men came to his address to sell him six phones – a deal that had been agreed over the phone earlier that day.

When they sat down to make the sale, he asked to see the items before handing over any money.

At this point, one of the suspects pulled a gun out of his bag and pointed it at the victim, ordering him to hand over the money or he would shoot him. He then handed over £4,000 in cash and the suspects left the room and fled the scene. 

Detectives from North East CID began an investigation and have carried out extensive enquiries. They are now releasing an e-fit image of one of the men involved. He is described as an Asian man, aged between 20 and 25 years old, with short black hair and a short black beard. 

His accomplice is described as a black man, aged between 30 and 40, with a short beard. He was the man who held the firearm.

Detective Constable Kevin Hollins, who is leading the investigation, said: “The victim in this case was threatened in his own home, a place he should have been safe.

“We need to make sure that this man – and the firearm involved – are removed from the streets of London, and we are appealing for the public to help us identify him.

“Anyone with information on the incident itself, or anyone who thinks they may know who this man is, should call us immediately. 

“Just one conversation could provide the details we are looking for.”

Anyone with information should call 101 with CAD reference 1703/28OCT18 or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.