Muggings in Bermondsey Square area

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Tuesday 26 March 2013 4.15pm
First time poster, long time lingerer.

Heads up for those around the Bermondsey Sq area - I've seen the tail end of two muggings in the past few days. As I only saw the victims seconds after both incidents I'm afraid I can't provide anything useful like descriptions of the perpetrators. Just wanted to remind everyone to be careful to keep bags close and not to walk while on your phone.

The first incident was Saturday around 10am near the corner of TBR and Grange Walk. A woman was pushed over and had her phone swiped.

The second incident was today (Tuesday) at around 3pm. A woman was giving chase to a mugger on a bike who had swiped her bag on Decima St near the doctors surgery. Hopefully she caught him, she looked pretty mad! Unfortunately I had my baby with me so couldn't really help with the chase.

Be careful everyone!
Tuesday 26 March 2013 5.13pm
Thank you for the warning,greymanu. Cowardly - attacking vulnerable women - but men, particularly older men - should also be aware.
Tuesday 26 March 2013 5.14pm
Fellow Se1ers. Enough is finally enough. It's one thing having a bag or a phone snatched but what if the assailants push someone over and this results in a head injury & possible death. I don't want to be dramatic but this does happen. Maybe we should all take the time and write to our MP and local councillors. Any other suggestions good people?
Tuesday 26 March 2013 5.33pm
Are these the same muggers who were operating in the Tooley Street/ Bermondsey street area??? do we have a description?

Agree with Lady Gainsford it would only take one push to land uner a cars wheels or hit ones head-who is the head police officer that covers the area??
Tuesday 26 March 2013 7.03pm
Yes they are probably the same kids who are mugging in Tooley Street area and Spa Road area and other nearby areas, this nasty little crew get about.

Your local SNT are very aware and have had some success in catching some of them but courts either let them back out onto the streets or give them short sentences so they are back out too soon.

The police need more help from us the public any information should be sent to your local SNT, Grange in this case
http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Southwark/Grange

But if you see someone being mugged then dial 999 if response teams are nearby they may catch them with the stolen items on them
Tuesday 26 March 2013 10.05pm
Thanks Pear, good to know calling 999 is an appropriate action for a bystander to take. TBH it didn't even occur to me to call 999, I guess I didn't think a mugging was the sort of thing the police consider 999 worthy. But in retrospect if I was the one mugged I imagine I probably would've called 999 (assuming I hadn't had my phone nicked...).

Hopefully the police now have the one from today as a couple of passing workmen also joined in the chase.
Tuesday 26 March 2013 11.11pm
105pear wrote:
Yes they are probably the same kids who are mugging in Tooley Street area and Spa Road area and other nearby areas, this nasty little crew get about.
Your local SNT are very aware and have had some success in catching some of them but courts either let them back out onto the streets or give them short sentences so they are back out too soon.

The police need more help from us the public any information should be sent to your local SNT, Grange in this case
http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Southwark/Grange

But if you see someone being mugged then dial 999 if response teams are nearby they may catch them with the stolen items on them

Very encouraging, 105pear. And most helpful advice.

But I would love to know what "SNT" stands for.
Tuesday 26 March 2013 11.16pm
se1ty slicker wrote:
105pear wrote:
Yes they are probably the same kids who are mugging in Tooley Street area and Spa Road area and other nearby areas, this nasty little crew get about.
Your local SNT are very aware and have had some success in catching some of them but courts either let them back out onto the streets or give them short sentences so they are back out too soon.

The police need more help from us the public any information should be sent to your local SNT, Grange in this case
http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Southwark/Grange

But if you see someone being mugged then dial 999 if response teams are nearby they may catch them with the stolen items on them

Very encouraging, 105pear. And most helpful advice.

But I would love to know what "SNT" stands for.
Safer Neighbourhoods team. Click on the link:
http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Southwark/Grange
Wednesday 27 March 2013 9.25am
The SNT do not work every day, so your best to call 999 as you could be waiting 24/48 hours for someone to return your call.
Wednesday 27 March 2013 10.12am
There was a spate of muggings a number of years ago around Bermondsey St. The police acted when they had information that showed there was a trend. Thus, it is most important that all information is given to the police to allow them deal with it. One offs are difficult to trace, I suspect, but a trend probably indicates that there is a small number of perpetrators and information will inform the police and enable them to act.

I say this as a person who was subjected to an attempted mugging at that time, but the police were watching the area at the time of the attempted mugging on me because of the information they had received from the victims before me. The perpetrators were convicted and given jail time.

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