Man in his 70s punched repeatedly and has Rolex watch stolen off his wrist
violent robber repeatedly punched a man in his 70s before stealing his Rolex in a south London street.
Police are still hunting the suspect following the robbery on April 13, and on Thursday released an image of a man they want to trace.
The victim was getting into his car in Grosvenor Road, Croydon, at roughly 5.20pm when he was approached by a man who attacked him with his fists.
The suspect then stole the elderly man’s high-value Rolex.
Detective Constable Stephen Chubb of the Met’s South Area Command said: “I am very keen to hear from anyone who can identify the male in the picture, but I would also like to speak with anyone who has been offered the watch for sale.
“Being the victim of a violent robbery has a lasting effect that goes far beyond a loss of property – if you can help us find the person responsible please do the right thing and get in touch.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 5627/13APR.
To remain 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers-uk.org.