VIDEO: Detectives release CCTV footage of suspects of Danny Pearce’s murder
PUBLISHED: 09:08 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:08 27 July 2017
The 31-year-old dad was killed in Greenwich for his Rolex watch
Detectives are renewing their appeals witnesses of the murder of Bromley dad and former non-league footballer Danny Pearce.
The 31-year-old was killed on Saturday, July 15 at around 12.15am, while on a night out with his girlfriend by two thieves on mopeds who shot at him and stabbed him before stealing his Rolex watch.
They were walking home from Oliver’s Jazz Club, in Nevada street when they were confronted by two men on a moped in King William Walk, Greenwich.
The men demanded Danny handover his Silver Rolex Datejust 2 2017 Rolex watch. He refused and was then subject to a sustained and violent attack that would result in his murder.
CCTV footage released today, July 27, captures the two suspects at Texaco Petrol Garage in Creek Road, just minutes before they launched their fatal attack.
Detective inspector Jo Sidaway, said: “The level of violence used against Danny was horrendous. Moments after he refused to surrender his personal property, the first suspect produced a large knife and began chasing and stabbing him whilst the second suspect produced a hand gun and shot in the direction of Danny as he ran for his life.
“The sight of this large weapon and sounds of gunshots terrified not only Danny’s friends but also local residents and it is only by sheer luck that those with Danny did not suffer serious injury or worse as a result of the repeated shots fired.
“Danny sought help at a nearby address but was fatally attacked by the suspects who showed no mercy and only stopped their attack when the victim’s girlfriend shouted out to them that she would give them the watch if they ceased their attack. Without a hint of remorse they then took the watch and fled the scene in the direction of Nevada Street.
“Our investigation has led us to believe that the two culprits involved are also connected to two other robberies one in Greenwich on July 11 the other in Southwark on July 13. On both of those occasions individuals were targeted for their wristwatch and threatened with weapons which were not used.
Danny was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics shortly after the attack. His next of kin have been informed.
No arrests have been made.
Anyone that can assist the investigation can contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005, or police via 101.
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