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Canada Water: man reports yet another phone snatching

Police were called out again in Canada Water on Wednesday (October 27) after a man said his phone was snatched by someone riding a bike outside Decathlon.

Residents of the area have complained repeatedly about the constant threat of phone snatching in the area around Canada Water. The neighbourhood has also recently been plagued by a spate of illegal fireworks that have led to officers imposing dispersal orders twice and issuing warnings to two people.

No one has been arrested yet in this case and police are still looking into the alleged theft.

A spokesperson for the Met said: “Police were called at approximately 14:00hrs on Wednesday, 27 October to reports of a mobile phone theft outside a commercial premises on Maritime Street, Southwark.

“A man reported that his phone had been snatched by a man on a bicycle. No reports of any injuries. No arrests have been made; enquiries continue.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 3938/27OCT.
To remain 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

If you have been affected by theft or anti-social behaviour in the area, contact




  1. Thank you Southwark news for raising awareness about these crimes. I was a victim of phone theft in May just outside Canada Water station. Two other people ran together with me in an attempt to stop the thief – they were in the area searching for them as their partners had their phones stolen too same time the week before. I would be very intrigued to know the actual count of phone thefts in the area, as I’m sure there are way way more than what we think. I did report it to the police but never saw any presence until this week. It’s very sad that we’ve needed to see a massive spike of these crimes for our police to take action in Canada Water.

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