Man robbed of wallet by clyclist

A CYCLIST punched a man and stole his wallet as he walked in Poplar last Saturday evening. The 31-year-old victim had just got off a bus at Chrisp Street Market at 10.45pm and was attacked by a man on a push bike in Willis Street who punched him in the sh

A CYCLIST punched a man and stole his wallet as he walked in Poplar last Saturday evening.

The 31-year-old victim had just got off a bus at Chrisp Street Market at 10.45pm and was attacked by a man on a push bike in Willis Street who punched him in the shoulder and stole his wallet.

The man was punched several times and only managed to escape when a bystander came to help.

The suspect is described as a white male aged between 20 and 21years, clean shaven with brown hair. He was of medium build, wearing a white t-shirt and riding a black pedal cycle.


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Police are appealing for witnesses to contact PC Adrian Nelson in the robbery squad on 020 8217 3838 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, email towerhamletsrobberysquad@met.police.uk

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