Images released following Bank Holiday robberies - London Underground
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Detectives are appealing for help identifying two men in connection to a series of robberies on the Victoria Line Underground on the Bank Holiday weekend.
On Monday 3 May at around 8pm, the victim, a 23-year-old man, was on a Victoria Line train at Stockwell when two men approached him and demanded his Airpod earphones and bags, before threatening to stab him.
The victim pleaded with them and they moved into the next train carriage.
In the next half hour it was reported another man, a 24-year-old, was robbed of his Airpod earphones on the Victoria Line at Vauxhall. A third man, a 26-year-old, also reported an attempted robbery on the same line, at Pimlico station.
Officers believe the three incidents are linked and they believe the men in the two images (one and two) may have information which could assist their investigation.
They also believe these two men, along with a third (image three), may also have helpful information about another robbery on the Victoria Line between Warren Street and Oxford Circus. On 13 April at around 11.05pm, the 32-year-old victim was approached by five men who held his arm down and demanded his phone and cash. An 18-year-old from Enfield and a 16-year-old from Tottenham have been charged in connection to this incident.
Detective Inspector Dean Percival said: “This is clearly a brazen and determined pattern of offending, and we are working tirelessly to locate those involved.
“Thankfully we police a CCTV rich environment which means we can quickly gain access to over 150,000 cameras across the railway network. I would urge the public to look very carefully at these images and to get in touch with us as soon as possible if they think they may recognise the men in them. Your information could be vital in preventing these offenders from striking again.
“Anyone with information can contact us by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 466 of 04/05/21. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”