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London crime: Police hunt for man after 3 couples robbed of mobile phones and one man stabbed


Police have released an E-Fit image as part of the hunt for a dangerous man who targeted unsuspected couples after dark in South East London and robbed their mobile phones at knifepoint.

The spout of violent robberies, which occurred on August 3, August 31, and September 2 at Brookmill Park, Lewisham, saw the suspect approach the couples as they were sat on a bench in the park.

The suspect targeted the couples after dark, pulling a knife and stealing both their mobile phones.

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All of the attacks happened between 7.45pm and 10pm.

On one occasion, the suspect stabbed one of the male victims multiple times and the victim was rushed to hospital, where he was assessed with non-life-threatening injuries and is in recovery.



The attacks occurred in Brookmill Park, Lewisham, South East London

E-FIT images are produced via eyewitness accounts of the suspect, and produced by a computer.

All of the victims have described their attacker as a 6ft black male, skinny, wearing a hood and face mask.

Detectives have urged any member of the public that recognises the man in the E-FIT image to contact police immediately.

So far, there haven’t been any arrests or further reports.



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Amy Burnell, Detective Constable and the investigating officer on the case, said: “I would like local people to look closely at the E-FIT we have issued and think about whether you recognise him.

“Information as to his identity can be provided to 101. Please work with us to help catch this man and remove him from the streets.”

Members of the public with any information or those who witnessed any of the incidents have been urged to call 101, quoting reference number CAD 7037/31 Aug.

Alternatively, those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 with 100 per cent anonymity, or visit their website at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

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