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Knifepoint robbery on board train – Elmers End, south London

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Do you know who this man is? 

Detectives from British Transport Police are looking to identify him following a knifepoint robbery on board a train near Elmers End station in South London. 

At approximately 9.40am on 14 June, a man in his thirties was sat on the train and was watching something on his iPad. Another man then approached the victim, sat opposite him and asked the man to hand over his watch. 

The suspect then showed the victim a large knife, threatening him. The victim handed over his watch, fearing for his safety. 

Detectives believe the man shown in this CCTV image may have information which could help them investigate. 

DC Richard Osborn from BTP, said: “This was a frightening ordeal for this victim who was forced to hand over his watch after being threatened with a large knife. We will never tolerate knife crime on the rail network and are working hard to identify the person responsible. 

“I would ask anyone who was on board the train at the time, or recognises the man in this CCTV, to get in touch as soon as possible. You might hold very important information which could help us investigate this robbery.” 

Anyone with information should contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 198 of 14/06/2018. Or you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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