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Armed Robberies in West Norwood

Update 06.02.24
Statement from the Police: Man charged after series of armed robberies in West Norwood.

Mark Hogan, 53 (23.04.1970) of no fixed abode was arrested at 09:40hrs on 31st January 2024 in Rothschild Street, SE27.
He was charged with five counts of robbery and five counts of possession of a firearm whilst committing a schedule 1 offence (robbery) at 09:35hrs on 1 February 2024 and appeared at Croydon Magistrates Court the same day where he was remanded in custody.
This charge comes following a series of armed robbery incidents at local businesses in the West Norwood area.
Inspector Valerie Charles; Sector Inspector for Lambeth South, said “We understand the impact that these offences have had on the local community and have worked tirelessly with our colleagues from Specialist Crime to ensure a suspect was apprehended and charged, as quickly as possible. Our officers will continue to patrol the area, engaging with local residents, businesses and partners to reassure and support the community.”


We have received a statement from the Police about the most recent incident and the ongoing linked series of commercial armed robberies in West Norwood town centre. 

" - - - The informant reported that an unknown Male armed with what appeared to be a small handgun attended the location and demanded contents from the cash till. No injuries were sustained and the firearm was not discharged. At the current time the incident has been linked with similar incidents that took place on the 6th, 9th and 12th January in the area.

The investigation to identify the suspect is being led by colleagues from Specialist Crime who are supported by local Safer Neighbourhood Officers who will be conducting reassurance patrols over the next few days. 

We urge anyone who may have any information on this incident or was in the area at the time of the offence(s) to call police on 101 quoting CAD Ref: 3376/15JAN24

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org."