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Police appeal for help finding teenager suspected of robbing two older women on Bromley estate

PUBLISHED: 08:06 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:18 05 December 2017

Rangefield Road, Bromley, where a teenager is suspected of robbing two older women. Photo: Google Maps

Rangefield Road, Bromley, where a teenager is suspected of robbing two older women. Photo: Google Maps

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Police are appealing for help in tracking down a teenager suspected of snatching the bags of two older women in Bromley.

The attacker is described as a white male aged in his teens with a south London accent and was wearing a hooded top and a face covering similar to a balaclava.

He is thought to live, or have previously lived on the Downham Estate in Bromley.

A 65-year-old woman was violently robbed of her bag at around 8.30pm on November by a male suspect on Rangefield Road, Downham.

The victim fell to the ground as the suspect violently pulled her bag from her saying “Give me the money.”

She was taken to hospital for treatment and discharged the same day.

Another woman, 58, was also robbed of her bag by a teenager – thought to be the same suspect – on Rangefield Road at around 8pm on November, 23,

The victim was getting out of her car when the suspect approached her from behind and said: “I know who you are.”

He pulled her handbag, causing her to fall to the ground but the woman did not require hospital treatment.

Detectives from Bromley CID are investigating.

Detective Constable Francesca Bruni said: “The victim may have been known to the suspect, and I believe that this teenager is likely to have been harassing older people on the Downham Estate.

“As such, not only do I want to hear from anyone with information about the robberies, but I also want to hear from anyone who has a seen a young male harassing or intimidating older people on the estate.”

Call Bromley CID with information on 101 or via Twitter @MetCC.

Contact Crimestoppers with information on: 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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