Recent Crime Wave
Can you identify these Suspects?
Police would like to identify these suspects in relation to a robbery at Branch Road E14. This happened on Sunday 19th November 2017.
A group of Asian males attacked a lone male stealing his money. This is part of the series of robberies which have been occurring around the area.
Any information please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Police on 101.
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28th November 2017
There have been 14 street robberies in November in and around Limehouse. Seven in October. The Police now realise there is a significant problem and have committed additional resources to deal with it.
The victim profile is male, no women have reported being attacked. All the offenders are male as well. There are distinct groups of offenders, ranging from 3 to 8 young men, all in hoodies, some with balaclavas and gloves. personal possessions like mobile phones, wallets and backpacks have been stolen.
On occasion force has been used and on some occasions a knife has been threatened, shown twice as has a bat been shown. On at lease two occasions a get away car has been used. Police to do not believe the offenders are local to Limehouse.
Attacks have occurred in at the Basin (3), Narrow St (2), near the Grapes (1), Branch Rd (1) Roach House(1), and the canal towpaths.
The Police Operation to deal with this is called Operation Naga, part of the investigation is to re-open clod cases from the previous few months.
The police are using a variety of tools to solve this issue, including recovery of private and public CCTV images, dispersal orders, undercover officers and mobile phone cell tower information.
The police have advised that personal alarms like the one in the phone here, can be helpful, as they make a sound to scare attackers away Police have also advocate if approached by a gang to throwing your phone to the ground and running away.
As of 30th November 2017, five arrest and house searches, subject to those arrests have been made. More arrests are expected.
If you have any information for the police please send it to the following Detective Inspector, he is tactically in charge of the operation:
also please as a safeguard and to make sure information is properly
directed, send a copy to
The LCF will do it's very best to keep our community safe and informed.
4th December 2017
"Operation Naga continues in Limehouse. The MPS have put in place a dedicated information phone number; both to collect information and to allow residents to make enquires on operational progress. The number is 020 7230 3400.
While only two incidents have been reported in nine days, there have been two related incidents just last night both on the ramp over the Limehouse Link leading to St James's Park. They involved a mixed group of 20 young people, within an hour of each other. In the first incident the group blocked a cyclist path and asked for his bike, Nothing was stolen and he road away unharmed. In the second a male was carrying a pizza, followed into St James's and was hit on the head with an object. Nothing was stolen but his glasses were broken.
Our Area Inspector has request and been granted the use of the Neighborhood Task Force to patrol the area.
The Police will conduct a weapons sweep of the area today to to ensure nothing has been left behind or hidden, work by investigators and reviews of CCTY footage continues.
The LCF would advise that all residents report any suspicious active to the dedicated Operation Naga hotline number 020 7230 3400 and ask your building porters to do the same."