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Appeal following Hounslow robbery

News   •   Dec 07, 2015 06:00 GMT

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Detectives from Hounslow have released CCTV footage in an effort to trace a man who robbed a 69-year-old woman of her handbag.

Police were called shortly after 20:50hrs on Sunday, 25 October to River Gardens, Feltham by a member of the public following the robbery.

The victim had just crossed the road with her husband and was walking past the petrol station on River Gardens when a man barged between them.

The man grabbed hold of her handbag - described as a green fabric bag with sparkly butterflies on the outside. As the woman tried to keep hold of her bag, the man pulled her to the ground and dragged her along the pavement. He eventually managed to wrestle the bag from her shoulder and then ran off along River Gardens away from Staines Road. 

The woman was taken to hospital and treated for a fractured shoulder.

PC Josh Lowther, from Hounslow CID, said: "This was an extremely nasty robbery which has left a woman with a serious injury to her shoulder. It could have been far more serious as a huge amount of force was used to get the bag. 

"If you recognise this man from the CCTV footage or have any information then please contact police."

The suspect is described as a white man, about 5ft 8ins tall, with light coloured hair. He was wearing a pale coloured hooded top.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hounslow CID on 020 8247 6160 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.