Latest witness appeals from the local police
Distraction Burglary along Overstone Road, W6
On the 30th April around midday a 72 year old lady received a knock on her door. A young white female around 20/25yrs old with dark curly hair in causal clothes asked if she could use the phone to ring a friend in Hammersmith Grove as she was locked out and she only lived a few doors along. The lady allowed her in to use the phone. The woman used the phoned twice and the lady offered her a cup or tea; the woman replied she would love a cup of coffee. She followed the lady towards her kitchen before going into her bedroom whilst the drink was being made for her.
The lady later discovered £200 in cash was missing.
The suspect is described as white, 5ft 5', curly dark brown collar length hair, proportionate build, speaking in a soft English accent and wearing casual clothing and dark jeans.
Criminal Damage: along Shortlands, W6 :junction with Talgarth
On 28th April at around 2.20p, a 35 year old man was on the slip along the Talgarth Road when he saw a pedal cycle behind him, he slowed down to let him past as he did so the man on the bike stopped and leaned into the man's car, took his glasses from his face and threw them away. Man looked for the glasses but could not find them. He does not know why the suspect did this as there had been no previous altercation between the pair. The suspect is described as a black 20 year old male, 5ft 6' with stubble wearing grey jacket and jeans.
Offence: Robbery along Lower Mall, Hammersmith
On 13th April at around 7.20pm an 82 year old woman was entering through the wooden doorway at the Working Man's Club. As she got to about halfway from the social club entrance she heard a man from the left side of her say, “that’s the doorway.” She assumed he was meaning the doorway to the club. She acknowledged him by saying she knew and continued walking. As she did, the man has then grabbed her bag, which was on her left shoulder, and tried to rip it away. The lady holding onto her bag was then literally forcefully dragged to the ground, causing severe bruising and swelling to her right knee. The man took the bag and then ran back towards Rutland Grove. The bag contained her purse, £80 and various documents. The suspect is described as a mixed race black male, 5ft 7', 18-20 years, slim build, light toned complexion, wearing dark woolly hat, dark jacket and dark trousers.
Anyone with any information about these crimes should contact our Crime Management Unit on 020 8246 2814 or call crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
May 2, 2008