Lewisham Police have released CCTV images of a woman they want to trace in connection with an attempted robbery on February 10.
The victim, a 25-year-old woman, caught the 136 bus outside Lewisham Station around 7:30pm. On boarding the service to to Grove Park she was joined by the suspect (pictured above) who sat beside her.
The victim who took out her mobile phone before getting off the bus at Bromley Road, was followed by the suspect off the bus and along Whitefoot Lane.
The suspect then approached the victim and asked for the time, but when the victim gave the time from her wrist watch, she was told to produce her mobile phone instead.
The victim refused and began to walk away, but the suspect caught up with her pushing her to the pavement and stamping on her face. The victim was left on the ground with a fractured cheekbone, while the suspect fled the scene.
Detective Constable Andy Trevett, from the Serious Acquisitive Crime Unit, said: “This was a very nasty assault that occurred at night whilst the victim was on her way home. We are very keen to trace this woman and try and prevent another person from being subjected to such a violent attack.”
If you have any information relating to the incident detectives can be contacted on 0208 284 8472 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.