Lone women attacked and robbed in St John’s Wood and Maida Vale

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Detectives are appealing for information after five women were attacked and robbed off their jewellery in St Johns’ Wood and Maida Vale.

The victims, who were all alone when the robbers struck, were targeted between October last year and February 2.

All the victims suffered minor injuries but none needed hospital treatment.

Investigating officers have found no evidence to link the robberies abut enquires are ongoing.

The first known robbery took place on October 22 in Randolph Crescent, Maida Vale, when a 40-year-old woman was pushed to the ground from behind and robbed of her ring by two men at 6.10pm.

Five days later a 36-year-old woman was pushed to the ground by two men who ambushed her from behind in as she entered a block of flats in Prince Albert Road, St John’s Wood, at 7pm.

The pair stole her watch and a ring.

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The third attack took place on January 12 in Northwick Terrace Maida Vale, at 6.15pm.

A 27-year-old woman was robbed as she entered an address by a man who approached her from behind and stole her ring after a struggle.

On January 25 a 41-year-old woman was robbed of a ring as she left an address in Blomfield Road, Maida Vale, at 3pm by two men.

The last attack on February 2 saw a 44-year-old woman robbed by a man who approached her from behind in Acacia Road, St John’s Wood.

He stole her rings before fleeing on a moped at 12.20pm.

There have been no arrests so far.

Detective Superintendent Jess Ruddell, investigating officer, said: “These offences have naturally caused a great deal of distress for the victims, especially as jewellery of a sentimental value was taken. We are following up every investigative lead to catch the people responsible.

“I would stress that at this stage there are no firm investigative links between these incidents, but that in no way undermines our determination to solve them.

“I would like to ask for the public’s help - if you have seen or heard anything that may help us solve any of these robberies then please get in contact.

“Also if you have been offered jewellery for sale in suspicious circumstances please let us know.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.