Quick thinking leads to three arrests

following mugging on Roedean Crescent

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A man who quickly informed police he had been robbed gave police the opportunity to arrest three boys on suspicion of the offence.

The 39 year-old man was walking along Roedean Crescent in Putney at 1.10am on 21st June, when he was confronted by three boys. One of the boys threatened the man with a hammer and demanded his wallet.

The man handed his wallet over and walked off but soon felt a blow to the head. The robbers demanded more so he gave them some cash and his mobile phone. He saw them run off towards Richmond Park.

The man did not require any medical attention.

Police were called and arrested three teenage boys on the junction of Priory Lane.

Chief Inspector Kieran Power, of Wandsworth police, said, “By informing police within the ‘Golden Hour’ we were able to get to the scene and arrest three suspects. If you have been the victim of crime you should always try and inform police as soon as you possibly can. Don’t let crime go unreported.”

June 22, 2007