Hunt for thugs who drag shopkeeper from vehicle in street robbery in Bow

PUBLISHED: 07:56 05 February 2018 | UPDATED: 13:17 06 February 2018

Moment vicitm is dragged from his parked car and robbed of £500 in the street in Old Ford. Picture source: Met Police

Moment vicitm is dragged from his parked car and robbed of £500 in the street in Old Ford. Picture source: Met Police


Detectives have issued images and CCTV today of the moment a man was attacked and robbed in his parked car in Old Ford in the hope of finding witnesses.

They are appealing for information after the 24-year-old clothes retailer was attacked by two men in balaclavas while sitting in his vehicle parked on Ford Close at 5.30pm on January 15.

One of the attackers dragged him from his car demanding his wristwatch while the other opened the passenger side and grabbed a Louis Vuitton bag containing £500 cash.

The thugs then got into a black Audi A4 with false number-plates and drove off in the direction of Roman Road.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

“These are violent men who need to be arrested,” Pc Andrew Hillier said.

“This was a nasty attack on a businessman who was robbed of his takings after he finished work.”

Police are appealing to anyone who witnesses the robbery or anyone with information to contact Tower Hamlets CID on 020 8217 4143, tweeting @MetCC, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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