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CCTV released following Lewisham robbery

News   •   Aug 11, 2017 05:00 BST

[Image of three men police wish to identify]

Detectives from Lewisham are appealing for information following a robbery outside the Hindu temple on Clarenden Rise in Lewisham.

At approximately 16:40hrs on Tuesday, 20 June, a 52-year-old woman was standing outside the Hindu temple on Clarenden Rise, when she was approached by a suspect wearing a crash helmet.

The suspect grabbed her gold necklace and tried to remove it from her neck. The victim resisted and was dragged to the floor before the necklace broke free. The necklace is valued at £600.

The suspect then got onto the back of one of two mopeds that were present before they drove off with the assailant as a pillion passenger.

CCTV overlooking the temple captured the attack.

The male suspects are described as:

Suspect 1 [ref: 253378] was wearinga black crash helmet, white shirt, a dark blue jacket with grey trousers and black shoes.

Suspect 2 [ref: 253380] was wearing a black crash helmet, blue shoes and a grey tracksuit with white stripes.

Suspect 3 [ref: 253381] was also wearing a black crash helmet, a grey hooded top, dark trousers and white trainers.

Detective Constable Alexander Hamilton, from Lewisham CID, said: "We are urgently seeking any information regarding this nasty crime, which has left the victim shaken from her ordeal. Please come forward if you know anything, witnessed anything, or you know who the men in the CCTV images are."

Anyone with information can call Lewisham CID via 101. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.