Detectives from Lambeth are appealing for information and witnesses after a girl was approached by a man as she walked home from school.
On Tuesday, 26 April at approximately 15:35hrs, a 12-year-old girl was walking along Elmcourt Road, West Norwood, SE27, when she was approached by an older man who grabbed her by the arm and dragged her a few metres, before reaching inside her jacket for her mobile phone.
The girl bit the man on the arm and he ran off empty handed; she wasn't injured during the incident.
The man is described as white, with brown hair, a pointy nose and a London accent.
He was wearing a black, puffa-style jacket, scruffy trousers and black converse-style trainers. He was also carrying a brown satchel.
Any witnesses or anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to call Detectives in Lambeth on 101, quoting reference number 3811749/16. Alternatively if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.