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Police appeal to trace man wanted in connection with knifepoint robbery on the Central line at Gants Hill

PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 September 2018

Do you recognise this man? British Transport Police would like to speak to him in connection with a knifepoint robbery at Gants Hill Station on September 18. Photo: BTP

Do you recognise this man? British Transport Police would like to speak to him in connection with a knifepoint robbery at Gants Hill Station on September 18. Photo: BTP

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Detectives from the British Transport Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to talk to in connection with a knifepoint robbery on the Central line at Gants Hill.

Do you recognise this man? British Transport Police would like to speak to him in connection with a knifepoint robbery at Gants Hill Station on September 18. Photo: BTPDo you recognise this man? British Transport Police would like to speak to him in connection with a knifepoint robbery at Gants Hill Station on September 18. Photo: BTP

At approximately 11.10pm on September 18, the victim boarded a Central line carriage at Gants Hill.

During the journey, a man approached the victim and asked him for his phone.

The victim refused, at which point the man pulled out and a knife and threatened the victim, forcing him to hand over his phone.

The man continued to threaten the victim with knife, forcing him to hand over his phone pin as well as a small quantity of cash.

The man then left the train at Leytonstone.

Officers believe the man shown in this CCTV image may have information which could help them investigate.

If you know who he is, then contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 17 of 19/09/2018. Or you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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