WATCH: CCTV released after man is robbed on London Victoria train, trying to escape at Bromley South

WATCH: CCTV released after man is robbed on London Victoria train, trying to escape at Bromley South

Police want to speak to this man in connection with the incident

Police want to speak to this man in connection with the incident

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Police are appealing for help after a 22-year-old man was robbed by two men – claiming to have a knife.

The incident, on Thursday April 17, began on board the 10.52pm Faversham to London Victoria service.

Detective Constable Denis Mahoney, of British Transport Police (BTP)'s robbery squad, said: "The victim got on the train at Faversham station, Kent.

"At 11.15pm two men boarded the service at Gillingham station and sat next to him.

"One of the men said he had a knife and pressed an object up against the victim’s leg while the other man took property out of his bag.

"The victim tried to flee the train at Bromley South station, but the pair kept him there against his will.

"When the train reached London Victoria, they marched him to a cash point in the station and forced him to withdraw a large quantity of cash from an ATM.

"They then fled the scene with the money in the direction of Buckingham Palace Road."

BTP's robbery squad have been analysing CCTV footage from on the train and station and have released images of two men they think might have crucial information.

DC Mahoney added: "Thankfully robberies like this are incredibly rare on the railway network and the public can be assured we are doing all we can to catch those responsible and bring them to justice.

"This was understandably a very frightening ordeal for the victim and I would urge anyone who recognises the men pictured to get in touch, as I feel they may be able to greatly help the investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference SSUB/B6 of 12/05/2014. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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1:18pm Wed 14 May 14

sarfflondonbird says...

DC Mahoney added: "Thankfully robberies like this are incredibly rare on the railway network and the public can be assured we are doing all we can to catch those responsible and bring them to justice.
No they are not incredibly rare, What planet is this bloke living on? Pull your finger out and Just make sure you do a good job of getting hold of these piece of filth before they do the same to some other poor guy soon. Who the bloody hell do they think they are? Little sh1tes. I hope their mummies give them a good spank on the bum when she clocks this in the papers.
DC Mahoney added: "Thankfully robberies like this are incredibly rare on the railway network and the public can be assured we are doing all we can to catch those responsible and bring them to justice. No they are not incredibly rare, What planet is this bloke living on? Pull your finger out and Just make sure you do a good job of getting hold of these piece of filth before they do the same to some other poor guy soon. Who the bloody hell do they think they are? Little sh1tes. I hope their mummies give them a good spank on the bum when she clocks this in the papers. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -30

3:12pm Wed 14 May 14

mouthalmighty says...

Judging by their haircuts and demeanour, they look like they are from some sort of regimentally run institution.
Judging by their haircuts and demeanour, they look like they are from some sort of regimentally run institution. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 40

5:07pm Thu 15 May 14

SidcupResident says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
DC Mahoney added: "Thankfully robberies like this are incredibly rare on the railway network and the public can be assured we are doing all we can to catch those responsible and bring them to justice.
No they are not incredibly rare, What planet is this bloke living on? Pull your finger out and Just make sure you do a good job of getting hold of these piece of filth before they do the same to some other poor guy soon. Who the bloody hell do they think they are? Little sh1tes. I hope their mummies give them a good spank on the bum when she clocks this in the papers.
Yep. The police say it's rare but it appears to be happening increasingly often.

Possibly as a consequence of BTP being massively under-resourced, along with Southeastern Trains unmanning ticket barriers and never having ticket inspectors on trains.
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: DC Mahoney added: "Thankfully robberies like this are incredibly rare on the railway network and the public can be assured we are doing all we can to catch those responsible and bring them to justice. No they are not incredibly rare, What planet is this bloke living on? Pull your finger out and Just make sure you do a good job of getting hold of these piece of filth before they do the same to some other poor guy soon. Who the bloody hell do they think they are? Little sh1tes. I hope their mummies give them a good spank on the bum when she clocks this in the papers.[/p][/quote]Yep. The police say it's rare but it appears to be happening increasingly often. Possibly as a consequence of BTP being massively under-resourced, along with Southeastern Trains unmanning ticket barriers and never having ticket inspectors on trains. SidcupResident
  • Score: 25

5:10pm Thu 15 May 14

SidcupResident says...

No doubt that if the culprits are caught, they'll just be given a suspended sentence...

David Cameron used to moan about 'Broken Britain' when Labour were in power. It's still broken Dave!
No doubt that if the culprits are caught, they'll just be given a suspended sentence... David Cameron used to moan about 'Broken Britain' when Labour were in power. It's still broken Dave! SidcupResident
  • Score: 30

8:09pm Sat 17 May 14

paulbexleyheath says...

SidcupResident wrote:
No doubt that if the culprits are caught, they'll just be given a suspended sentence...

David Cameron used to moan about 'Broken Britain' when Labour were in power. It's still broken Dave!
think britain is more than just broken . beyond repair id say .
the guy in the video did look at complete nob air punching the seats on the train .............. oooooooo realy scary stuff little man
[quote][p][bold]SidcupResident[/bold] wrote: No doubt that if the culprits are caught, they'll just be given a suspended sentence... David Cameron used to moan about 'Broken Britain' when Labour were in power. It's still broken Dave![/p][/quote]think britain is more than just broken . beyond repair id say . the guy in the video did look at complete nob air punching the seats on the train .............. oooooooo realy scary stuff little man paulbexleyheath
  • Score: 15

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