Police appeal for witnesses to violent attack in Ford Close, Bow

Tower Hamlets CID are appealing for witnesses and information after a man was robbed as he sat in his car in Ford Close, Bow E3.

Still from CCTV image of attack

You can view CCTV footage of the attack here (opens in new window).

Two men wearing balaclavas

According to the police at 17:30hrs on Monday, 15 January the 24-year-old victim, a local clothes retailer, was sitting in his car parked on Ford Close, E3 when he was attacked by two men wearing balaclavas.

One of the men dragged the victim out of the car and demanded his wrist watch while the other opened the passenger side of the car and grabbed a Louis Vuitton bag containing £500 in cash.

Black Audi A4

The two suspects ran off and got into a black Audi A4 before they drove off in the direction of Roman Road.  The vehicle had false plates.

PC Andrew Hillier, investigating officer from Tower Hamlets CID said: “This is a nasty attack on a local businessman who was robbed of his takings after he finished work.

“I am appealing to anyone who can assist this investigation to come forward and speak to police – these are violent men who need to be arrested.”

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Tower Hamlets CID on 020 8217 4143 or by tweeting @MetCC.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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