Takeaway robberies

The News Shopper reports local takeaway businesses are being targeted by robbers, who place fake deliveries:

The last offence took place on December 11 when an Indian restaurant in Brockley Road was asked to deliver food to Wickham Road. When their driver arrived he was told he had the wrong address and, as he left, was assaulted by a man who stole his money.

It is just one of a number of similar incidents in the Brockley and Catford areas taking place between 8pm and 11pm over recent weeks.

Police have descriptions of two suspects – both white men aged from 19 to 25, with stocky builds and wearing dark clothing. Restaurants are being advised to send two delivery employees, not to carry large amounts of cash and to make sure they get the name, address and phone number of callers.

If you have any information call Lewisham’s Robbery Squad on 020 8284 8411 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.