Man caught on doorbell camera ‘may have been stabbed’ in knife-point robbery

The Met Police are making an urgent appeal a suspected robbery victim to contact them after they say he may have been stabbed during the attack. An image of the possible victim was captured on doorbell camera in the area on Friday, April 8 shortly before 2.30am.

Police say the individual was approached by a man and a woman in Maitland Road, Newham. The male suspect seemingly produced a knife and shouted at the victim to hand over money. He then appeared to stab the victim several times before leaving the scene with the woman in the direction of Romford Road.

The robbery woke up nearby neighbours and the police were called, however the victim left prior to officers arriving. Officers searched the area but found no trace of anyone and are concerned that the victim may have suffered “serious injuries” and in need of medical help. The victim is described as wearing glasses and was wearing a long dark coat.

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Detective Constable Georgina Lodge, from the North East area’s Burglary and Robbery Team, said: “We are very concerned that the man may have suffered serious injuries and may not have sought medical attention or informed the police of the incident.

“If this is you in the photograph, or if you know the person in the photograph, please contact us as a matter of urgency. First and foremost we want to know that the victim is safe.”

Anyone who knows this male, or has information about the incident, is asked to call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 575/08APR.

Alternatively, you can contacted the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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