Police appeal to trace man in connection with robbery case

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LONDON: Detectives are re-appealing for the public’s help in identifying a man in connection with a robbery in Whitechapel. Police were called to MS Express, a newsagents, on Osborn Street E1 at 03:00hrs on 16 November 2019 to a report of a robbery.

 Met Police said that officers attended and the victim, a man in his 30s, reported being assaulted and robbed of his phone and wallet by two men. Moments before the attack, the victim had been engaged in a conversation with the men.

Police appeal

The victim was beaten to the ground and left bleeding while the suspects ran off. He was taken to hospital and treated for serious injuries.

Detectives launched an investigation into the incident and have charged one man however enquiries are ongoing to trace the man pictured in CCTV.

Any witnesses in the area at the time or anyone with information on the identity of the man is asked to call police on 020 8345 3775 quoting CAD 1066/16 Nov or tweet @MetCC. Alternatively to give information 100 per cent anonymously, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.