Daylight robbery bid caught on camera in Poplar as scooter thug makes getaway on A13

Thug grapples with victim in East India Dock Road in broad dayliight, trying to grab his camnera

Thug grapples with victim in East India Dock Road in broad dayliight, trying to grab his camnera - Credit: MPS

Incredible footage from a CCTV camera of a street robbery attempt taking place in London’s East End in which the victim is kicked to the ground has been released this-morning by Scotland Yard.

Victim is kicked repeatedly while accomplice on motor-scooter waits on the busy A13

Victim is kicked repeatedly while accomplice on motor-scooter waits on the busy A13 - Credit: MPS

The camera catches the robbery in progress as a thug in a crash-helmet attacks his victim on the pavement in broad daylight on the main East India Dock Road in Poplar.

The thug drags him to the ground outside a shop, kicks him several times while he’s down, then makes his escape with an accomplice on a motor-scooter, in front of a double-decker bus full of passengers in heavy traffic.

Now detectives want to trace the attacker and the scooter rider who drove off along the A13.

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They are appealing for witnesses to the attack at 1.45pm on December 23.


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The victim, a 20-year-old architectural student, was taking photographs when the scooter pillion passenger leapt off, jumped over railings and tried to grab the camera.

But the plucky student refused to let go and was pulled down in the tussle and kicked repeatedly.

Detecrtives appeal to public... Do you recognise this man?

Detecrtives appeal to public... Do you recognise this man? - Credit: MPS

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A passer-by is seen coming to the student’s aid when the thug runs off into the road to join his accomplice.

The victim was taken to the Royal London Hospital and given dental treatment, but later discharged.

The attacker was wearing dark motorcycle gear and a black crash-helmet. The scooter-rider was wearing a red jacket, dark trousers and a black helmet.

Police want witnesses who were in East India Dock Road two days before Christmas, at around 1.45pm, or anyone who recognises the suspects, to contact Tower Hamlets CID on 101 (quoting reference 198758 and 198759), or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.

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