DETECTIVES have renewed their appeal for help to find two men from south Essex who are on London's most-wanted list.  

Images of eight outstanding offenders all linked to robberies have been released by the Metropolitan Police in hope the public can help as officers step up efforts to keep the public safe.

Two of the eight most wanted robbery offenders in the capital are believed to be residing in south Essex.

The first is Jamie Reese Bagnall, 23, last known to live in Wickford.

He is wanted in connection with an armed robbery in October 2021, in Chadwell Heath.

Jamie was allegedly part of a group armed with knives who poured acid on the face of the victim, kicked, and punched him, and stole his watch.

The second is Iosif Marius Amarandei, 22, last know to reside in Basildon.

He is wanted in connection with three robberies which took place in the summer of 2021.

All the incidents saw the suspect arrange to meet their victims in order to buy a car. 

The victims were then robbed of cash and valuable items when they met.

On one of the occasions, one of the victims had a gun pointed in their face.

Lee Hill, det chief supt of the Met's violent crime taskforce, said it is the force's priority to arrest the wanted individuals.

He said: “With summer around the corner, we are increasing our efforts to bear down on robbery and arrest these individuals to bring them to justice.

“These offenders have caused fear and think it is ok to steal from our communities.

“It is our priority to arrest them to prevent them from causing further harm.

“The impact of robbery can be long-lasting and have devasting effect on the victim, who often feel a total loss of control.

“My message is clear – we will not stop looking for you until you are arrested, so do the right thing and hand yourself in at your nearest police station and you can begin to turn your life around.

“In the Met we are working hard to tackle robbery, and we routinely carry out arrest enquiries to locate outstanding offenders, but we also need the help of the public.

“If you know where any of these offenders are, or happen to see them while you are out and about, then I urge you to pass on information to us as soon as possible.”