Watch: Footage shows Rotherhithe violcent jewellery robber busted after £400k hauls in central London

This video shows the Met Police swoop on a jewellery robber Peter Dixon from Rotherhithe, Southwark, after violent attacks in Westminster.
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Bodycam video footage shows the moment a robber was cornered by police after he had assaulted and threatened his victims.

A distinctive black glove was instrumental in the investigation in which the Met's Flying Squad tied Peter Dixon, of Swan Road, Rotherhithe, to a string of offences.

The 44-year-old had stolen jewellery worth £400,000 while terrorising his victims.

On January 12, Dixon was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court to four years and eight months' imprisonment after being found guilty of robbery, two counts of attempted robbery, burglary, ABH, and common assault in commercial properties.

Robber Peter Dixon, 44, of Swan Road, Southwark. (Photo by MPS) Robber Peter Dixon, 44, of Swan Road, Southwark. (Photo by MPS)
Robber Peter Dixon, 44, of Swan Road, Southwark. (Photo by MPS)

Flying Squad

Detective Sergeant Richard Watson, of the Met’s Flying Squad, said: “Dixon carried out multiple offences in a short period of time, believing there would be no consequences for his actions.

“He was apprehended as he fled from the last offence and expensive jewellery was recovered from his pockets.

“Robbery is an extremely frightening experience for anyone. Dixon used threats and violence to carry out his offences. Thankfully the victims recovered from their injuries, but the effects of these incidents can be very traumatic. We are pleased the victims have justice.”

Violent spree

The offences took place across central London.

At about 5.25pm on May 15 2023, Dixon punched and assaulted a customer in a currency exchange shop in Victoria Street, Westminster, as he stole €510.

On May 25 2023, Dixon entered a cash office at a supermarket in Rochester Row. He threatened the manager to make him open the safe but left empty handed.

On the same day, he attempted to rob a Post Office in Vauxhall Bridge Road. Dixon grabbed and assaulted a customer but police were called and he fled.

At just before midday, Dixon burgled a jewellery shop in Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, and got away with "up to £400,000 worth of jewellery".

The glove that helped convict Peter Dixon. (Photo by MPS)The glove that helped convict Peter Dixon. (Photo by MPS)
The glove that helped convict Peter Dixon. (Photo by MPS)

Arrest and a glove

He fled in a taxi but the video above shows the moment police caught up with him and he was found with the stolen jewellery.

While in custody, a CCTV investigation was carried out by detectives, who were able to prove that Dixon was the same man responsible for all of the robberies.

A black glove recovered during his arrest was a match to that captured on CCTV.