Jan 16 2013 By Zoe Drewett
AN ELDERLY woman has been badly injured after robbers forced their way into her home with two children.
The lady, believed to be in her 80s, was at home alone in the Cuckoo Hill area near Eastcote, when she answered the door to a man and two children at 6pm on Saturday, January 12. They claimed that their pet rabbit had escaped into her garden.
A second man then appeared who forced his way into the house. The elderly lady was pushed and dragged around the house before being thrown to the kitchen floor. The suspect searched the house and stole her handbag.
The lady has been left extremely shaken with extensive injuries to her head and body which have required hospital treatment.
Police want to speak to the two children involved, who are described as being possibly Asian aged around eight to ten years old, 4’10” tall, with stocky builds and round faces. They were wearing dark coloured jackets.
The man accompanying them is described as being Asian aged around 18 to 20 years old, 5’07” tall, thin build wearing a dark woolly hat and a distinctive light coloured heavy knit sweater like a cricket jumper and dark trousers.
The main assailant is described as being Asian, aged in his mid twenties and around 5’10 tall with a proportionate build. He wore a dark heavy knit woolly hat and a pale grey or cream coloured scarf. He also wore a dark bomber jacket and dark cotton jogging bottoms with trainers.
Police are also keen to speak with two men who bear similar descriptions and were canvassing the area on Friday, January 11, claiming to be from Macmillan Nursing.
Detective Constable Paul Matthews said: “This offence has caused a great deal of distress for the victim and I would urge anyone with information to come forward and assist Police.
"I understand that there were passing motorists at the time and there may have even been pedestrians who may have seen something. I would also urge local residents to be vigilant and look out for a black Tula handbag that may have been discarded in the area. If you have any information no matter how insignificant, then please contact us."
Anyone with any information should call DC Matthews on 0208 246 1445 / 1583. If you do not wish to speak to the police then call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.