Police appeal: Watch engraved with “M” robbed from man in Homerton

Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed of his watch near Homerton Hospital.

The incident took place at around 8.45pm on Monday October 8 in Wardle Road, at the junction with Homerton Row.

As the victim, a man in his 30s, turned into Wardle Street, he became aware that someone was standing immediately in front of him and someone was right behind him.

He was told to hand over his valuables and he gave the man a distinctive Rotary watch with a rectangular watch face, with the letter ‘M’ engraved on the metal strap.

The first suspect is described as white, 5’7”, aged between 18 and 20, of medium build and with short blond hair.

He was wearing a black leather jacket and dirty black jeans, and a white baseball cap with ‘NY Yankees’ in black. The cap had an orange or red stain on it.

The second suspect was white, six foot tall, aged between 18 and 20 and of thin build.

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He was wearing dark jeans, a beige faux suede jacket with fur lining and a black t-shirt.

The victim believes a bus, possibly a 276, was passing by the location at the time and police are appealing want anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call 020 7275 3159 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 4627133/12.