Appeal for help identifying suspect in North Circular robbery

Woman was attacked as she crossed a footbridge over the dual carriageway in Edmonton

The suspect at a bus stop
The suspect at a bus stop

Detectives investigating a robbery in Edmonton have issued images of a man they want to speak to.

The incident happened at around 11.30pm on Saturday, 23rd December, after a woman got off a bus opposite Ravenside Retail Park in Edmonton.

When she boarded the bus in Walthamstow she noticed a man staring at her through the bus shelter. The man also boarded the bus and attempted to strike up conversation during the journey but the woman did not respond.

After she got off the bus, the man followed her. As she walked towards a bridge that crosses the North Circular Road by the retail park, the man put his arm around her shoulders and then snatched her phone from her hand before running off.

The woman, aged in her 20s, suffered a serious leg injury during the incident.

Detective Constable Charlotte Joseph said: “Not only did the woman need hospital treatment following this incident but robbery is a horrible crime that can leave a lasting impact on victims.

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“We have been working hard to identify this man but to no avail so we are releasing his image to the public in the hope that someone recognises him.

“This was a cowardly act, targeting a lone woman as she walked home. Please help us identify the person responsible so he can be held to account for his actions.”

Anyone who recognises the man in these pictures or has any information that could assist police is asked to call 101 and quote CAD 7526/23Dec23. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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