Thieves took elderly woman’s savings in Archway mugging

She was taking her savings to the bank when the thieves pounced

She was taking her savings to the bank when the thieves pounced - Credit: Archant

They pushed her down the stairs and injured her leg

Two heartless crooks who pushed an elderly woman down a flight of stairs and stole her savings are being hunted by police.

The robbery took place on Friday, June 5, at 11.50am when the 72-year-old victim was leaving her home in Duncombe Road, Archway, to pay the money in to the bank.

She was approached by two men, one of whom snatched a handbag in a struggle which caused bruising to the pensioner’s leg when she was sent tumbling down the steps.

The man who took the bag is described as a black man with a dark skin tone standing at about 5ft 8ins tall. He was wearing a grey hooded top and ran off towards Holland Walk.


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The second man, who was black with a lighter skin tone and stubble is about 6ft tall. He was wearing a hooded top which was pulled right around his face and walked away from the scene before breaking in to a sprint when the elderly victim called for help.

Police arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of robbery on Sunday, June 7, who is now on bail until a date in mid August.

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Officers are still making enquiries into the incident and ask anyone who has any information to call Islington CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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