CCTV Issued of Violent Robbery in Fulham

Man in his fifties attacked and has watch stolen near Bayonne Park

CCTV Issued of Violent Robbery in Fulham
Image of the suspect police wish to trace. Picture: Met Police

Police investigating a violent robbery that took place in Fulham earlier this month have released CCTV footage of the incident and an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection.

The victim, a man in his fifties, was walking through Bayonne Park when he spotted the suspect approaching suspect approaching several members of the public at around noon on Thursday, 1 September.

He continued southbound out of the park onto Paynes Walk when he was attacked from behind near the table tennis tables. He was knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground as his assailant demanded he remove his Tag Heuer watch.

A struggle ensued, as the victim was unwilling to hand the watch over, but that led to him being punched and kicked repeatedly in the face.

Eventually, the attacker managed to prise the watch off him, possibly damaging the pin in the process. He ran off but returned minutes later to steal the victim’s Motorola mobile phones. He then fled southbound on Paynes Walk.

The victim was taken to hospital with head injuries. This attack resulted in a fractured eye socket, severe bruising and swelling to his face.


Detective Inspector James Griffin, who is leading the investigation, said, “This was an extremely violent attack and my team need the help of the public to detain this man. We have specialist teams dedicated to tackling robbery and this proactive operation will continue across all of our boroughs.

“We are doing all we can to identify the person responsible before he can cause any further harm. We are asking anyone who was approached by this man in the park or who saw anything unusual to contact us immediately.”

The suspect is a black male of an athletic build with short black cropped hair and light facial hair. He was wearing a green hoodie jumper with light grey bottoms.

Anyone with information should call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 3488/01SEP22. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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September 28, 2022