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Image released of male sought following robbery in Croydon

Officers from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command have released an image of a male they would like to speak to following the robbery of a teenager in Croydon.

The 17-year-old male victim had his phone and jacket stolen while travelling on a Route 194 bus on Thursday, 10 March.

He boarded the bus at Addiscombe Road at around 13:45hrs. Three males got on at the same time, followed him to the back of the bus, then surrounded him and demanded he hand over his phone and jacket. One of the suspects claimed to be in possession of a knife.

Once the victim had handed the items over the three males got off the bus.

They are described as Black, between the ages of 16 and 20, and all wore dark clothing.

PC Johanna Hernandez Garcia, Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “The suspects brazenly robbed the victim in broad daylight and in front of a bus full of people. We know the impact robbery has on victims and are focused on responding effectively to such crimes and investigating them fully. Since the incident took place we have been carrying out various inquiries and are now appealing for the assistance of the public.”

Anyone who recognises the male in the image or has any information that could assist officers is urged to contact police on 07500 607652 or dialling 101 quoting crime reference CAD 3780/10MAR22. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

+ Anyone who sees a robbery taking place or who has just been robbed should call 999 immediately. The first few hours in any investigation are key for us to gather evidence and gives us the best chance of identifying those responsible. We would also remind people to be aware of their surroundings and where possible, keep valuables out of sight.

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