Monday, April 7, 2014

Armed robbery on Creekside

This afternoon Creekside was closed to through traffic as police taped off the scene of an armed robbery. We understand a taxi driver was assaulted by his two passengers, who robbed him and caused him to swerve and hit a parked vehicle outside Cockpit Arts. The armed robbers ran away, and armed police were on the estate looking for them. Inside the minicab (the black vehicle to the left in this rather poor photo), we could see a figure moving. If it was the cab driver, he was obviously not fatally injured, though Jones workers nearby claimed there was a lot of blood. 

Update: this report from Newshopper 9th April
A Deptford cab driver suffered facial injuries after two men assaulted and tried to rob him - resulting in armed police being called out.

The 51-year-old driver was attacked in his car, crashing it into a vehicle parked nearby in Creekside on Monday (April 7).

Firearms officers were called out to the scene at 3.44pm after some witnesses reported seeing a gun.

The cab driver was taken to a south east London hospital with facial injuries but has now been discharged.

Two men have been arrested and bailed until May, but police still want to speak to any potential witnesses.

The first suspect is described as white, in his 20s and around 5ft 10in tall. He was wearing blue jeans and a grey hooded top.

Police say the second man was black, in his 20s, around 5ft 11in and wearing a blue jacket. They both ran away in the direction of Deptford Church Road.

Anyone with information can call the Robbery Squad in Lewisham on 020 8284 8477 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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