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Appeal following violent robbery

News   •   May 24, 2016 07:00 BST

Detectives in Croydon are appealing for witnesses and information following a robbery where a woman had her necklace stolen.

On Friday, 13 May, at approximately 19:45hrs a woman, who was walking along Sutherland Road in Croydon, was grabbed from behind. She felt her gold necklace being snatched from around her neck.

The woman, who is aged in her 40s, tried to resist the attack but was punched in the face, causing her to fall to the ground.

The suspect then tried to grab her bracelet but she fought back and he ran off.

The London Ambulance Service attended the scene and the woman was treated by paramedics for a facial injury before being taken to a south London hospital.

She was discharged later that night but will require ongoing treatment.

The suspect is described as a black male, aged in his late teens to early 20s, and approximately 5ft 7ins tall. There is no further description.

Anyone who witnessed the robbery, or who may have information that could assist the investigation, is asked to call PC Chris Martin at Croydon CID via 101. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.