CCTV of suspected Bromley-based i-Phone train robbers

PUBLISHED: 17:40 20 June 2012 | UPDATED: 09:43 21 June 2012

Police hope to trace this man with the clear CCTV visual

Police hope to trace this man with the clear CCTV visual


Police have released CCTV images of men suspected of stealing an i-Phone from a commuter.

British Transport Police (BtP) wants to speak with the two suspects after a theft on May 7 at 10.30am as a train approached Catford Rail Station.

The alleged robbers boarded at Bromley south - shortly before a 23-year-old man had his mobile grabbed.

BtP Det Con Carole Holmes said: “The men walked up and down the train and as it arrived into Catford station, one of the men, wearing a black hoody, snatched the victim’s phone out of his hands while the other, wearing light coloured clothing, opened the train doors.

“Both men then left the train and ran away when it arrived into the station.

“The CCTV image of one of the men is very clear and I’m confident someone will be able to recognise him.

“If you have any information about the incident or know the men pictured please get in touch.”

Contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference B12/LSA of 20/06/12 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

* BtP says travellers can protect valuables by keeping them in a secure inside pocket, staying in view of CCTV cameras at stations, keeping phones on vibrate to avoid attracting attention during journeys and noting their handset’s IMEI number which will help providers block lost or stolen mobiles.

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