This is the shocking moment a sneak thief snatched an iPhone out of a commuter’s hand then dashed off the train.
The CCTV shows Narinder Singh, who was jailed for 14 months this week, loitering behind the victim before snatching the smartphone.
As he jumps off the train with her phone, his surprised victim struggles to get to her feet to give chase and bumps into a pole.
Singh trips and hits his head on a stair banister as he makes his getaway, before regaining his balance and exiting the station.
Singh, of no fixed abode, took the phone as the train passed through Seven Kings station in London at about 10.40pm on December 10.
He pleaded guilty to robbery at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Tuesday and will be deported back to India after serving his sentence.
After the CCTV was shown in court, Judge Louise Kamill ordered for its release to serve as a warning to passengers to protect their belongings while travelling.
Detective Constable Gary Wildman said: “Although during interview Singh gave no comment, the overwhelming evidence, including blood left at the bottom of the stairs, gave him no other option but to plead guilty to the offence.”