CCTV issued following Crystal Palace robbery
Police are appealing for the public’s help in identifying a man who attacked an elderly woman and stole her necklace.
On Friday, 30 September 2016, at around 12:20hrs, the 77-year-old victim had been out shopping in Crystal Palace.
CCTV shows the victim walking through an alley way in Westow Street, near the Royal Albert pub, before she is approached from the front by a man who lunged at her without warning, knocking her to the ground. The suspect then ran off.
The force of the attack caused the victim to fall and land awkwardly, dislocating her shoulder. She was assisted by members of the public, who tended to her while police were called. She then realised that a necklace she was wearing had been stolen.
The suspect is described as either a white or Asian male, aged 25-35 years old. He was wearing a blue jacket, red shorts with a distinctive white strip at the side, and white socks and flip flops.
PC Andrew Garland of Croydon police said: “This was a cowardly attack on an elderly lady that left her frightened and in enormous pain. We are asking the public to help us find this man so we can bring him to justice.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or by tweeting at @MetCC. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.