Appeal to identify man after cash theft in Dagenham

Police are appealing for information after a large quantity of cash was stolen from a car in Dagenham.

At around 10:20am on Saturday, November 16, police were called by a man, aged in his 40s, who said his car had been broken into while parked on Stansgate Road.

The victim reported that a holdall – which contained a large quantity of cash – had been stolen from the back seat of the car after the rear window was smashed. 

Officers launched an investigation and seized CCTV from a nearby shop. 

The footage showed two men in a silver Peugeot, with the number plate SJ54 NCU, park up closely behind the victim’s car at around 10:15hrs.

One of the men is seen to get out of the vehicle and walk across a grassy area before returning to the car shortly afterwards.

Police are now releasing CCTV footage and are appealing for anyone who may be able to identify the man, or the car he was in, to come forward.

PC Aira Grigoniene, from the East Area Command Unit, said: “While the footage does not provide a clear image of the suspects’ faces, it does show that one of the men we want to speak to appears to have a distinctive limp.

“We are asking anyone who may recognise him to come forward and speak to us. Additionally, anyone who was in the area at the time and remembers anyone acting suspiciously should get in touch.

“The victim in this case had left a large quantity of cash in his car and it is clear from the suspects’ behaviour that they knew this was the case. 

“This has had a significant financial impact on him and we are committed to identifying those involved in this theft and bringing them to justice.”

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Mick Ferris

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