Thieves took elderly woman’s savings in Archway mugging
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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.