Backdated from previous BA Website
Over recent months in excess of 30 persons have been subjected to theft in the Marylebone area where the method has been to use a cycle to approach the victim and snatch property from their grasp whilst passing at speed.
The property stolen has generally been mobile phones although handbags and contents have also been taken.
The offenders have been described variously as young black males between the ages of 14 and early 20s and white males between the ages of 16 and 35 years. In most cases the offenders are wearing hooded tops.
In many of the cases persons had exited underground stations and were either texting or making calls on their mobile phones.
Please can you disseminate this information to NHW co-ordinators asking for any information they may have with regard to the identity of persons responsible for these crimes and secondly so that they can pass on the information to others asking them to take care and be vigilant whilst using mobile phones.
Det. Sgt., Robbery Squad, Marylebone.
Tel: 020 7321 9359