Jail for train passenger who tried to snatch fellow traveller’s necklace

PUBLISHED: 09:44 01 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:49 01 April 2015

Anthony Palmer

Anthony Palmer


Anthony Palmer even chased his victim out of the station

A young man from Bexley has been jailed after trying to snatch a necklace a fellow passenger was wearing at a London station.

Anthony Palmer, of Montrose Avenue, Welling, tried to grab the metal chain from the man’s neck at Woolwich Arsenal DLR station, then chased him outside, determined to rob him.

The court heard how Palmer, 22, grabbed at the 27-year-old shortly after they had both got off a train from West Ham at about 10.15am on October 28 last year.

Superintendent Chris Horton, from British Transport Police, said: “Palmer followed his victim off the DLR train and struck as the man was going through the ticket barriers.

“However, the victim managed to keep hold of the chain and ran from the station – pursued by Palmer. Met Police officers arrested him a short distance from the station.

“Palmer’s persistence, and the fact he pursued his victim, left the man very shaken.”

Palmer admitted attempted robbery at Blackfriars Crown Court and was jailed for 10 months.


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