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Greenwich and Deptford robberies on women 'could be linked'
A SERIES of 15 robberies on women in Greenwich and Deptford could be linked, police say.
The offences took place from last June to February this year in Deptford Green, in the grounds of St Nicholas and St Luke’s Church, Stowage, Watergate Street, Benbow Street, Dryfield Walk, Oxstall Road, Warwickshire Path, Abinger Grove and Evelyn Street.
Women have reported being attacked after a man approached them from behind to rob them. Some were threatened with a knife, whilst others who resisted were punched or kicked.
The attacker is described as black man, aged 40 to 50, around 6ft2 tall and wearing a long dark brown coat.
Detective Constable George Esgaine from Greenwich police said: "We have reasons to believe that these robberies are linked and may have been committed by the same person.
"We believe that this individual may be from the locality where he commits the offences - have you noticed anything or anyone suspicious?
"Even the smallest detail that you may consider irrelevant can help us with out with the investigation.
"We’d like to reassure residents that a full investigation is underway and that we are doing all that we can to catch this person."
Anyone with information should contact DC George Esgaine on 020 8284 9449 or DS David Libbeter on 020 8284 8377.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.