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Woman dragged to the floor in 'nasty' robbery

11 August 2017 National News


A woman standing outside a Hindu temple was dragged to the floor by a robber who stole her gold necklace worth hundreds of pounds.

Police have released CCTV of the incident in Lewisham, southeast London, on 20 June in a bid to track down those involved.

The incident happened in Clarenden Rise at about 4.40pm, when the 52-year-old woman was approached by a suspect who was wearing a crash helmet.

He grabbed her gold necklace, valued at £600, and tried to remove it from her neck.

When the woman resisted she was dragged to the floor and the necklace broke free.

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The suspect then made off as a pillion passenger on one of two mopeds that were waiting on the road, which is close to the town’s shopping centre.

Detective Constable Alexander Hamilton said: “We are urgently seeking any information regarding this nasty crime, which has left the victim shaken from her ordeal.

“Please come forward if you know anything, witnessed anything, or you know who the men in the CCTV images are.”

The first suspect was wearing a black crash helmet, white shirt, a dark blue jacket with grey trousers and black shoes.

The second suspect was was wearing a black crash helmet, blue shoes and a grey tracksuit with white stripes.

The third was also wearing a black crash helmet, a grey hooded top, dark trousers and white trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lewisham CID via 101, or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.


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