forest_gate_robberyA 24-year-old man was updating his Oyster card at the ticket machine around 7pm on Saturday February 2 when another man approached him from behind.

He grabbed the victim’s neck in a sleeper hold, and dragged him to the ground, stealing his mobile phone and wallet.

The brave young victim followed the suspect on to a London-bound train and asked for his possessions back but the man walked off into another carriage and left the train.

British Transport Police released CCTV images on Monday from the Greater Anglia train and they are urging anyone who recognises the man to come forward.

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