Appeal for witnesses after armed robbery in Cannon Street
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Detectives are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery on Cannon Street in the City of London.
The victim left Cannon Street rail station at around 11pm on Friday 2nd September and turned right to walk towards London Bridge.
While the victim was walking along Cannon Street, close to Bush Lane, a man on a moped approached him, having circled back. The moped rider had a small hand gun on his lap and the suspect took the victim’s phone from their hand before riding away.
Detective Sergeant Graham Willis, from the City of London Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID), said:
“We are appealing for the public’s help in locating the moped involved in this crime.
“Think back; were you in the City on Friday night (2 September) and did you see a white moped in the Cannon Street area at around 11pm that circled back on itself? The moped also had a white top box and the rider was wearing a dark helmet and balaclava.
“If you have any information which may help officers with their investigation, no matter how small the detail may seem, please do get in touch.
“Reports of phone snatches by thieves on bicycles, moped and e-scooters have recently risen. We would urge people who live, work and visit the City to look up, look out, consider hands-free and use security features to help protect themselves.”
The bike entered the City at Farringdon and travelled southbound before going over Blackfriars Bridge. The moped returned into the City travelling northbound over Southwark Bridge and in to Cannon Street.
Following the robbery, the moped travelled northbound along King William Street towards Bank, Princes Street, Moorgate and the vicinity of Liverpool Street. The bike then left the City on Eldon Street, travelling the wrong way up the road.
Anyone with information should contact City of London Police CID on 0207 601 2999 quoting reference 22000513819. Alternatively information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.