Pensioner, 72, robbed of stamp collection in north London alleyway

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An example of the stolen stamps  (Met Police)
An example of the stolen stamps (Met Police)

Police have launched an appeal after an elderly man was robbed of his stamp collection in a north London alleyway.

The vulnerable pensioner, 72, was walking through an alleyway from Canning Square to Magpie Close in Enfield when the robbery took place on December 10 at 10.20pm.

The suspect, described by police as an olive skinned male wearing a hooded top, initially walked past the victim, but then turned and grabbed him from behind.

The robber went through the victim’s pockets and stole his wallet which had his Freedom Pass and debit card, and his mobile phone.

An umbrella and a catalogue of collectable stamps worth around £5000 were also stolen.

Met Detective Constable William Darko said: “This was a cowardly offence committed against a vulnerable elderly gentleman who has been deeply affected by the incident.

“Sadly, we are well aware that the effects of becoming a victim of robbery can run far deeper than a loss of property.

“I know that some time has passed since this incident occurred and urge anyone who was offered the stamps for sale, or bought the stamps, to contact police immediately, if you don’t want to speak directly to police call Crimestoppers, but please do make the call.”

Anyone who has information or footage relating to this incident is asked to call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 8285/10DEC20. The charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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