Woman punched in face and robbed at Hackney cash point - CCTV images

Can you help identify this man?

A VICIOUS thug who punched a woman in the face and stole her purse at a cash point is wanted by police chiefs.

Officers from Hackney’s robbery squad have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the attack which happened at an ATM in Mare Street, Hackney Central, at around 5.50pm on Friday September 10.

The victim had just put money in her purse when the suspect made a grab for it and punched her in the face.

The suspect, who ran off into Paragon Road, is described as a white man, 20-years-old, of pale complexion with short black hair, wearing a black jacket and dark navy trousers.

Anyone with any information should call DC Darren Reason of Hackney CID on 0300 123 1212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference number 4624354/10.

Alternatively email: hackneypolice@met.police.uk quoting the reference number.