Police looking for Rahman in robbery case

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LONDON: Police are appealing for assistance in tracing a man in connection with the robbery of a high value watch and an assault on a sales assistant at a Westfield shop.

On Saturday, 6 January, a man entered a stockist of Breitling watches at Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford. He asked to try on a watch, a Breitling Super Avenger II, valued at more than £10,000.

The man then assaulted the sales assistant by punching him in the face and fled the store taking the watch with him. The sales assistant, also male, did not suffer any lasting injuries.

Following an earlier police appeal, officers are appealing for assistance in tracing 32-year-old Aklakur Rahman in connection with the incident. He is known to frequent the Newham and Stratford areas.

The public are advised not to approach Rahman. If you see him, call police. Anyone who may know Rahman’s whereabouts is asked to call Flying Squad Detectives by dialling 101, quoting reference CAD 5149/6Jan18 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. For an immediate sighting, please call 999.