Angry Thornton Heath commuter steals cash bag from rail worker at Clapham Junction

Wandsworth Guardian: Do you recognise this man? Do you recognise this man?

An angry passenger assaulted a rail worker after he was told his Oyster card was not working.

Detectives from British Transport Police are appealing for information after the man pushed the worker over and stole a cash bag.

The incident happened at about 8.50am on Saturday December 28 at Clapham Junction railway station.

Police are now releasing images of the man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

Detective Constable Mark Agrippa, the investigating officer, said: “A man got into a dispute with a member of rail staff after he was told that his Oyster card was not working.

“The man put his hand into the victim’s pocket and took out a mobile phone, a set of keys and a cash bag.

“He then pushed the member of staff and went through the gates before throwing the mobile phone and keys at the victim.”

Det Con Agrippa added: “The man ran out of the station with the cash bag and we believe he started his journey at Thornton Heath station.

“I’d urge anyone who recognises the man, or has information that could help officers with the investigation, to please contact us.”

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10:27am Fri 24 Jan 14

estateagent says...

Only happen in Croydon! what an awful place to live!
Only happen in Croydon! what an awful place to live! estateagent
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11:35am Fri 24 Jan 14

trasie says...

Actually he attached the member of staff at Clapham Junction not Croydon.
Actually he attached the member of staff at Clapham Junction not Croydon. trasie
  • Score: 3

10:05am Sat 25 Jan 14

Electric Toothbrush says...

Typical of Croydon!
Typical of Croydon! Electric Toothbrush
  • Score: 0

4:03pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Crease2000 says...

I can't see anyone. Is he camouflaged?
I can't see anyone. Is he camouflaged? Crease2000
  • Score: 3

9:57pm Sat 25 Jan 14

QPR4Me says...

Can't see him staying free for very long. The picture should ID him quickly, especially if, as I suspect, he has a criminal record already. By the description of his reaction to his Oyster card not working, he has anger management and attitude issues, things that usually lead to arrest for violence and threatening behaviour.
Can't see him staying free for very long. The picture should ID him quickly, especially if, as I suspect, he has a criminal record already. By the description of his reaction to his Oyster card not working, he has anger management and attitude issues, things that usually lead to arrest for violence and threatening behaviour. QPR4Me
  • Score: 1

1:12am Mon 27 Jan 14

Ketsuban says...

"Hmm, my Oyster card is not working, so I'll steal this guy's cash bag and throw his belongings at him instead of getting another one and transferring my funds on to it. That will solve ALL of my problems
"Hmm, my Oyster card is not working, so I'll steal this guy's cash bag and throw his belongings at him instead of getting another one and transferring my funds on to it. That will solve ALL of my problems Ketsuban
  • Score: 1

10:12am Mon 27 Jan 14

Thomas Perkins Snr says...

Not hard to miss is he? lol
Not hard to miss is he? lol Thomas Perkins Snr
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