Suspected Walthamstow cashpoint mugger hunted

CCTV of a woman police want to question in connection with the mugging.

CCTV of a woman police want to question in connection with the mugging.

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Police are appealing for help identifying a woman suspected of mugging a man at a cashpoint.

A 43-year-old man was withdrawing money from the machine in Albert Road, Walthamstow, when a woman approached him from behind and pushed him to the ground.

She then forced the man's arm around his own neck and demanded he hand over the cash, which he did.

The woman then ran off up Albert Road and turned right into Hoe Street.

It happened at 3.20pm on Monday November 19, 2012, but police have only now released details and a CCTV image in an attempt to identify the woman.

A Met spokesman said: "Police are asking anyone who can help identify this woman to email Waltham Forest VIIDO Unit - JC-VIIDO@met.police.uk or call 101.

"If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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9:49am Thu 24 Jan 13

driftingcowboy says...

These kind of mug-shots should be displayed on the big screen at the top of the market rather than the regular drivel we've endured for the past 4 years!
These kind of mug-shots should be displayed on the big screen at the top of the market rather than the regular drivel we've endured for the past 4 years! driftingcowboy
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10:27am Thu 24 Jan 13

Techno3 says...

driftingcowboy wrote:
These kind of mug-shots should be displayed on the big screen at the top of the market rather than the regular drivel we've endured for the past 4 years!
The big screen is like ID cards and our council's efforts at recruiting children in schools to act as spies on their parents: yet another expensive authoritarian solution looking for a problem to solve.

It was supposed to be there temporarily, if I recall, for the Olympics. The Olympics have been over for months now. The ugly, expensive monstrocity should be scrapped.
[quote][p][bold]driftingcowboy[/bold] wrote: These kind of mug-shots should be displayed on the big screen at the top of the market rather than the regular drivel we've endured for the past 4 years![/p][/quote]The big screen is like ID cards and our council's efforts at recruiting children in schools to act as spies on their parents: yet another expensive authoritarian solution looking for a problem to solve. It was supposed to be there temporarily, if I recall, for the Olympics. The Olympics have been over for months now. The ugly, expensive monstrocity should be scrapped. Techno3
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10:53am Thu 24 Jan 13

Walthamster says...

Yet again, the police release information months after the event -- making it practically useless to most people!

I've long forgotten where I was at that time, let alone whether I saw someone looking like this. This is only useful to someone who knows the mugger.
Yet again, the police release information months after the event -- making it practically useless to most people! I've long forgotten where I was at that time, let alone whether I saw someone looking like this. This is only useful to someone who knows the mugger. Walthamster
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10:55am Thu 24 Jan 13

Dave mp says...

driftingcowboy wrote:
These kind of mug-shots should be displayed on the big screen at the top of the market rather than the regular drivel we've endured for the past 4 years!
I totally agree. The screen should be used to warn people of any recent scams and crimes in Walthamstow and put up pictures of people that the police would like to catch.
[quote][p][bold]driftingcowboy[/bold] wrote: These kind of mug-shots should be displayed on the big screen at the top of the market rather than the regular drivel we've endured for the past 4 years![/p][/quote]I totally agree. The screen should be used to warn people of any recent scams and crimes in Walthamstow and put up pictures of people that the police would like to catch. Dave mp
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12:24pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

Yet again, no police officers around, the Blunkett Bobbies who were meant to patrol are now in vast mini buses keeping warm, police station closed, whilst up in the village Cranberry Tinted Spectacles are going like Hot Bacojamrolls.
Yet again, no police officers around, the Blunkett Bobbies who were meant to patrol are now in vast mini buses keeping warm, police station closed, whilst up in the village Cranberry Tinted Spectacles are going like Hot Bacojamrolls. Cornbeefur
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7:24pm Thu 24 Jan 13

fgdfsdf says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Yet again, no police officers around, the Blunkett Bobbies who were meant to patrol are now in vast mini buses keeping warm, police station closed, whilst up in the village Cranberry Tinted Spectacles are going like Hot Bacojamrolls.
Yet another moan about the police Cornbeefur. If you think they do such an inadequate job, why don't you sign up to be a PCSO yourself and make sure you are hiding around every corner to tackle each crime in the borough? You know what they say "if you want a job doing well......"
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Yet again, no police officers around, the Blunkett Bobbies who were meant to patrol are now in vast mini buses keeping warm, police station closed, whilst up in the village Cranberry Tinted Spectacles are going like Hot Bacojamrolls.[/p][/quote]Yet another moan about the police Cornbeefur. If you think they do such an inadequate job, why don't you sign up to be a PCSO yourself and make sure you are hiding around every corner to tackle each crime in the borough? You know what they say "if you want a job doing well......" fgdfsdf
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9:28pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

fgdfsdf wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
Yet again, no police officers around, the Blunkett Bobbies who were meant to patrol are now in vast mini buses keeping warm, police station closed, whilst up in the village Cranberry Tinted Spectacles are going like Hot Bacojamrolls.
Yet another moan about the police Cornbeefur. If you think they do such an inadequate job, why don't you sign up to be a PCSO yourself and make sure you are hiding around every corner to tackle each crime in the borough? You know what they say "if you want a job doing well......"
You cannot sign up to be a PCSO.

One has to apply for this type of employment and if you care to look, you will see that they have stopped recruiting according to the Met's Website.

I think you mean to sign up to become a Special Constable and work for nothing?

Actually Special Constables have real powers, same as regular constables. But who would want to work for nothing and become a target in uniform?

Crooks (who were never caught) opened up with a machine gun at a Police Mini-Bus full of Officers parked outside Leytonstone Police Station a little while back.

Not my idea of voluntary work.

The Police answer was now to shut up shop and leg it to an Industrial estate, safety in numbers no doubt.
[quote][p][bold]fgdfsdf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Yet again, no police officers around, the Blunkett Bobbies who were meant to patrol are now in vast mini buses keeping warm, police station closed, whilst up in the village Cranberry Tinted Spectacles are going like Hot Bacojamrolls.[/p][/quote]Yet another moan about the police Cornbeefur. If you think they do such an inadequate job, why don't you sign up to be a PCSO yourself and make sure you are hiding around every corner to tackle each crime in the borough? You know what they say "if you want a job doing well......"[/p][/quote]You cannot sign up to be a PCSO. One has to apply for this type of employment and if you care to look, you will see that they have stopped recruiting according to the Met's Website. I think you mean to sign up to become a Special Constable and work for nothing? Actually Special Constables have real powers, same as regular constables. But who would want to work for nothing and become a target in uniform? Crooks (who were never caught) opened up with a machine gun at a Police Mini-Bus full of Officers parked outside Leytonstone Police Station a little while back. Not my idea of voluntary work. The Police answer was now to shut up shop and leg it to an Industrial estate, safety in numbers no doubt. Cornbeefur
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10:18pm Thu 24 Jan 13

fgdfsdf says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
fgdfsdf wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
Yet again, no police officers around, the Blunkett Bobbies who were meant to patrol are now in vast mini buses keeping warm, police station closed, whilst up in the village Cranberry Tinted Spectacles are going like Hot Bacojamrolls.
Yet another moan about the police Cornbeefur. If you think they do such an inadequate job, why don't you sign up to be a PCSO yourself and make sure you are hiding around every corner to tackle each crime in the borough? You know what they say "if you want a job doing well......"
You cannot sign up to be a PCSO.

One has to apply for this type of employment and if you care to look, you will see that they have stopped recruiting according to the Met's Website.

I think you mean to sign up to become a Special Constable and work for nothing?

Actually Special Constables have real powers, same as regular constables. But who would want to work for nothing and become a target in uniform?

Crooks (who were never caught) opened up with a machine gun at a Police Mini-Bus full of Officers parked outside Leytonstone Police Station a little while back.

Not my idea of voluntary work.

The Police answer was now to shut up shop and leg it to an Industrial estate, safety in numbers no doubt.
Those that can do. Those that can't troll!

And you are quite wrong. The police are still recruiting PCSOs, that is the only way anyone wishing to become a police officer can join the force. Albeit paid police officers ar not being recruited.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fgdfsdf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Yet again, no police officers around, the Blunkett Bobbies who were meant to patrol are now in vast mini buses keeping warm, police station closed, whilst up in the village Cranberry Tinted Spectacles are going like Hot Bacojamrolls.[/p][/quote]Yet another moan about the police Cornbeefur. If you think they do such an inadequate job, why don't you sign up to be a PCSO yourself and make sure you are hiding around every corner to tackle each crime in the borough? You know what they say "if you want a job doing well......"[/p][/quote]You cannot sign up to be a PCSO. One has to apply for this type of employment and if you care to look, you will see that they have stopped recruiting according to the Met's Website. I think you mean to sign up to become a Special Constable and work for nothing? Actually Special Constables have real powers, same as regular constables. But who would want to work for nothing and become a target in uniform? Crooks (who were never caught) opened up with a machine gun at a Police Mini-Bus full of Officers parked outside Leytonstone Police Station a little while back. Not my idea of voluntary work. The Police answer was now to shut up shop and leg it to an Industrial estate, safety in numbers no doubt.[/p][/quote]Those that can do. Those that can't troll! And you are quite wrong. The police are still recruiting PCSOs, that is the only way anyone wishing to become a police officer can join the force. Albeit paid police officers ar not being recruited. fgdfsdf
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9:50pm Fri 25 Jan 13

demonmaster1977 says...

cornbeef is just an arm chair police officer, who is prob scared of his own shadow when out in public, just like those tough motorists who hide behind a car horn to express their anger when stuck in a little bit of traffice..Whom I suspect would never say a word to anyone should they be walking down the street...and through a busy high street....if your so interested in reducing crime why not raise your wise suggestions to the local SNT ..attend their meetings and raise these ideas to them rather having a rant on here with people who can not help you ..i am sure you will be granted the answer to all your policing issues on crime .. but as per usual Joe Public will continue to moan and moan but when they are offered to attend Police meetings to raise these issues they never turn up..and resort to complaining on public forums
cornbeef is just an arm chair police officer, who is prob scared of his own shadow when out in public, just like those tough motorists who hide behind a car horn to express their anger when stuck in a little bit of traffice..Whom I suspect would never say a word to anyone should they be walking down the street...and through a busy high street....if your so interested in reducing crime why not raise your wise suggestions to the local SNT ..attend their meetings and raise these ideas to them rather having a rant on here with people who can not help you ..i am sure you will be granted the answer to all your policing issues on crime .. but as per usual Joe Public will continue to moan and moan but when they are offered to attend Police meetings to raise these issues they never turn up..and resort to complaining on public forums demonmaster1977
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