Robbers left elderly victim unconscious

Police officers are appealing for the public’s help to identify two men captured on CCTV that they want to speak to in connection with a violent robbery that took place outside of a residential address in Westminster.

The incident took place at around 4:30pm on Tuesday, 20 October near George Street, W1.

A 75-year-old woman was approached by two men as she returned home and opened the front door. The men approached from behind, and while one man choked the woman, the other removed her watch and rings.

The woman was pushed to the floor and left unconscious. Police and the London Ambulance Service were called and the woman was taken to a west London hospital. She received serious life-changing injuries.

No arrests have been made; enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.

Detective Constable Will van der Reijden, said: “I’m interested in speaking with the men pictured in the CCTV footage in relation to the incident, and to anyone who may have information that could help progress this investigation. Look carefully at the images and contact us immediately if you recognise the two men pictured.

“We are working tirelessly to establish the circumstances of what happened and find those responsible. The offence was committed against an entirely defenceless victim, resulting in life changing consequences for her. It is imperative we find the person responsible.”

Anyone who could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote Cad 5709/20OCT20.

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