Elderly woman targeted by robber as she walks home from temple

Victim, 70, has her necklace snatched in Grasmere Avenue

Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman was the victim of a necklace snatch in Wembley.

The 70-year-old woman was attacked from behind as she walked in Grasmere Avenue, on June 29 at 2.30pm.

After stealing her necklace the robber fled in a red getaway car that was waiting for him.

The suspect is a black teenager aged around 18.

He was wearing a red hooded top with black or dark blue jeans.

Detective Sergeant Feeney from Brent Police said: “This is an unprovoked attack on an elderly female who was making her way home from the temple, given the time of day and the fact it is a busy road junction.

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“I would urge anyone who has any information to contact me.”

Anyone with information should call 020 8733 3250 or Crimestoppers anonymous on 0800 555 111.