CCTV appeal launched after mother walking with young children and dog robbed of her engagement ring in London
Police have released CCTV footage of two men suspected of robbing a woman of her engagement ring in a street in London.
She was walking with her two young children, a friend’s child and the family dog when she was approached from behind by two men on Abbeville Road in Clapham, south west London, just after 5pm on Tuesday, July 10.
The 42-year-old victim was crossing the road to Calderdale Road when one of the men grabbed her arm and forced her watch from her wrist.
The men also stole her engagement ring after pulling it from her finger.
Although the woman did not require medical treatment, she was left with injuries to her arm.
The suspects fled the scene by running in the direction of Cavendish Road.
The suspects are both described as black males, about 6ft tall, aged 25 to 30 years. Both wore black/dark clothing with their hoods up.
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The Metropolitan Police has released CCTV footage of two men they would like to speak to in connection with the incident. The CCTV shows two men walking along Abbeville Road shortly before the incident, and then running back along the road moments later.
DC Sam Smith from Lambeth CID, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim who not only feared for her own safety but also the safety of the young children with her.
“The suspects targeted the victim in broad daylight and used force even when the victim willingly offered to hand over the watch.
“We are committed to catching those responsible for this heinous crime and I’d urge anyone who recognises the men in the CCTV to contact us as a matter of urgency.
“I’d also appeal to any witnesses who have not yet spoken to us to do so. Any information, not matter how small or insignificant you think it is, will assist us in bringing these criminals to justice.”
Anyone with information can call Lambeth CID on 07785 774 447 or 101 quoting reference 5797/10JUL.
Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.