Police investigating the violent robbery of a money transfer bureau in SE16 have released a picture of a man they would like to trace in connection with the incident.
The man is one of three, all armed with knives, who robbed the Brazillian money bureau Cerro Catedral in Jamaica Road at around 6.45pm on Tuesday 7 January.
The suspects entered the store and forced open a door leading to the staff only area.
The member of staff on duty at the time was punched in the face and then kicked whilst on the floor by one of the suspects.
He was then threatened with a knife and marched to the store’s safe with a knife to his neck. The staff member opened the safe and the men placed more than £100,000 in a bag before fleeing the scene in the direction of Southwark Park Road.
Officers were called and an investigation has been launched by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Flying Squad.
The suspects are described as:
1. A light-skinned black man with a shaved head, around 5ft 6ins tall, aged around 30ys. He was wearing a black hoody and spoke with an English accent.
2. Dark-skinned black male with a shaved head and big eyes, 5ft 8ins, wearing all black clothing.
3. Dark-skinned black male, muscular, wearing all black clothing. His face was covered during the incident.
Detective Sergeant David Barnfather, of the Flying Squad, said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who knows this man or has information about him and his whereabouts.
“This was a violent robbery that was deeply traumatic for the victim and I would urge anybody who can help this investigation to get in touch immediately.”
Officers can be contacted anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.