Detectives are appealing to trace a witness after a man was robbed of a “significant” amount of cash in Bermondsey.

At about 9.20am on Wednesday 18 March a man was walking along Jamaica Road when he was approached by two men who violently assaulted and robbed him of his bag.

Police say that the bag contained “a significant amount of cash and IT equipment”.

The suspects are believed to have made off towards Rotherhithe in a silver Vauxhall.

The victim, a man in his thirties, received injuries from the violent attack and was left extremely shaken.

The incident was reported to police and an investigation was launched.

Detective Constable Ashley Hooker, who is leading the investigation, said: “After the incident occurred a woman in a stationary car spoke to another witness about what she saw in the aftermath of the robbery.

“She was sitting in a car near to Jamaica Road, SE16 and witnessed the suspects make off.

“It’s important that we trace this woman as we believe she can assist us with our enquiries.

“Similarly, if you witnessed the incident or have any information that could assist the investigation, please get in contact.”

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 1727/18Mar20 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A man in his thirties was arrested in connection with the incident and was bailed to return on a date in mid-July.

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