Thug punches shop assistant in Wandsworth petrol station — CCTV released

A thug punched a shop assistant in the face after being challenged over stealing in a Wandsworth petrol station last month.

The 25-year-old shop assistant was assaulted when he confronted a man who he suspected of stealing from the Queenstown Road store on Wednesday, May 11 at about 5:25pm.

The suspect quickly made off on a bicycle towards Chelsea Bridge. The victim did not require medical treatment.

Police have released CCTV footage to help find the man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.

The suspect is described as a black man, with a bald head and short beard.

He was wearing one white trainer and one black trainer, a grey hooded jumper, black jogging bottoms and was carrying a black Umbro holdall.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the man shown in the CCTV footage or who witnessed the assault.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigating officer PC Dan Ingram on 020 3276 2583 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting ref 214277.

Featured image courtesy of Ray Forster and the Metropolitan Police, with thanks

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