Armed robbery aboard train leaving Dartford along Woolwich line

Police have launched an appeal after a man used a gun to steal from a passenger on a Southeastern train.

The incident occurred on a train that had just left Dartford station and was heading towards London along the Woolwich line.

BTP photo from CCTV

The man stole from a passenger before the train reached Slade Green.

Train had shortly left Dartford station when robbery occurred

The British Transport Police said the incident took place at 3:11pm on Tuesday 29th September.

The suspect engaged in conversation asking whether the victim smoked before leaving the carriage before shortly returning and pointing what is believed to be an imitation firearm. He took the victim’s phone before exiting at Slade Green.

Slade Green station

If you have any information you can text 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 420 of 29/09/20. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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5 thoughts on “Armed robbery aboard train leaving Dartford along Woolwich line

  • October 20, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Obviously a guy will a high intellect….I would think he should be…must be…already well known to the local police….if not why not…he’s not just arrived in Eurostar…..stealing a phone using a gun suggests he may have a drug issue or should need medication….at some future point

  • October 20, 2020 at 9:30 am

    A thought crossed my mind…with mobile phones these days…shouldn’t be too difficult to find the current position of the phone with GPS but that requires effort by the police…I wouldn’t think they are too excited about this particular crime and just gets added to the List

    • October 20, 2020 at 3:53 pm

      You’ll be surprised. I’ve been robbed of a mobile phone, and the police were keen to ensure it was deemed a robbery. Incident happened around 3.30/4 on a Sunday, they got the CCTV from the street, could determine the block of flats and at 7sh had a call that they had retrieved the phone, by 9pm I was giving a more detailed statement and in the morning they returned it to me. Admittedly the guy was hardly bright, but he had removed the sim as soon as he nicked it! Not the most exciting crime but they managed it and got a guilty…but let’s not talk how long the court case took!!

      For context, there were a lot of threats of violence and I had him recorded on the phone!

  • October 20, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Another terrible part would be if the stations along the line were unmanned which they are some times.

  • November 5, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Not a very bright guy. He could put a mask on


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