Police look for 'good Samaritan' who stopped Sanderstead robbery
Police have appealed for a 'good Samaritan' who prevented a would-be robber from stealing a woman's phone in South Croydon to come forward.
The man shouted at the attempted thief after he seized a 20-year-old victim walking from Sanderstead rail station onto Edgar Avenue at around 6.10pm on Thursday, September 5.
The robber grabbed the woman's arm from behind and attended to steal her phone, which she was using at the time, but fled towards Sanderstead Road upon hearing the shout.
Detectives now want to trace the man who intervened as they seek to identify the thief.
Andy Pike, acting detective sergeant in Croydon police's robbery squad said: "We would really like to speak to the man that intervened during this incident.
"It appears that he has prevented the suspect from stealing the victim's phone and he may be able to help us identify the suspect and potentially stop them from committing further offences.
"If you know who this good Samaritan is, then please let us know or ask him to get in touch."
Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the member of the public can contact police by calling 101.
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