Two Men Wanted In Connection With Pensioner Robbery
Monday 11th August 2014
Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the robbery of a pensioner.
The crime took place at 11:10am on Monday, 28th July on Princess Avenue in Muswell Hill.
The victim, in his 80’s, had just withdrawn his life savings from a bank on Muswell Hill Broadway when he was stopped by two men who asked him for the time as he got into his car with his son.
This led to a struggle and the man’s son was punched in the face before the robbers made off with a carrier bag holding the cash. The two men were last seen running down Avenue Mews and into Queen’s Mews.
The first man is described as a black male in his early twenties, around 6ft tall and with a large build. He was clean shaven and wearing a grey hoodie.
The second man is described as a light-skinned black male with freckles, also in his early twenties, and around 5’9” to 5’10”.
Detective Constable Ben Cousin, Haringey CID, said: "We are aware that this incident was witnessed by several people and appeal for them to come forward and speak to us. We would ask the public to look at the descriptions of the two men and ask anyone who may be able to identify them to call police. You may even know of someone who seemed to, unexpectedly, have a lot of cash that day. If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at this time please get in contact."
Anyone with information should call 101 and ask to speak to DC Cousin at Haringey Serious Acquisitive Crime Unit quoting CRIS 2816842/14, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.