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Elderly man robbed close to DLR station

News   •  Mar 20, 2017 05:00 GMT

[Image of man police wish to speak with]

Detectives in Tower Hamlets have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to after an elderly man was robbed.

On 9 December 2016, police were called shortly before 23:00hrs to reports that a 71-year-old man had been robbed of cash at knifepoint as he left Langdon Park DLR station. 

As the pensioner left the station, he was approached by the suspect and told to hand over his money. He pointed a small knife at him. The man handed over his money and then went home to call police.

CCTV at the station caught the suspect [ref: 238941]. He is described as a white man, aged in his 30s, with short brown hair. He was wearing a blue hooded top with red stripes on the sleeves, blue jeans and trainers.

Detective Constable Ryan Smith, from Tower Hamlets CID, said: "The pensioner was shaken from his ordeal. We are keen to identify the man in the CCTV footage so we can speak to him about the incident. We would also urge anyone who witnessed the robbery to contact us."

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call Tower Hamlets CID via 101 or by tweeting @MetCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.