Witness appeal after Dagenham cash point robbery

PUBLISHED: 16:58 14 September 2015 | UPDATED: 16:58 14 September 2015

Police are looking for witnesses to a cash point robbery that took place on June 21 in Wood Lane, Dagenham

Police are looking for witnesses to a cash point robbery that took place on June 21 in Wood Lane, Dagenham


Detectives investigating a cash point robbery have issued CCTV footage to identify two men they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

A 31-year-old woman was robbed at an ATM in Green Lane, Dagenham, shortly after 4pm on June 21.

The woman had heard two men arguing behind her. One of the men told her that the cash point was not working, but when the on screen prompt appeared to ask how much cash was to be dispensed, one of the men reached over and pressed the £250 button.

The woman tried to cancel the transaction and return the card, but the second man pushed her out of the way as the first man tried to cover the cash point with his jacket.

The £250 was dispensed and the second man grabbed the cash. Both men then ran off.

The woman was not injured in the robbery.

The first man (suspect 1) is a black man of medium build, aged 20 to 30 years old wearing a white t-shirt.

The second man (suspect 2) is described of Asian appearance, muscular build and 5ft 7ins tall wearing a dark sports jacket and blue cap.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the two men believed responsible, or who witnessed the robbery.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 183846 (suspect 1) or 183847 (suspect 2) or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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