Vicious mugging on Pentlow Street

Police appeal for witnesses - victim is in state of shock

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On Saturday, 4 November 2006 at approx 04.40 hours a 21-year-old woman, got off a Route 93 bus in Putney High Street outside Woolworths. She walked along the High Street towards Putney Bridge.

She was talking on her mobile phone and had just turned off Lower Richmond Road into Pentlow Street, when two men grabbed her from behind. They used excessive force to knock her to the ground and kicked her in the face, which resulted in her loosing a tooth.

The suspects stole the two bags she was carrying and her mobile phone. Residents who were alerted by the victim's screams saw two men run off along Pentlow Street and into Lower Richmond Road.

Police are investigating the possibility that the two suspects drove off in a beige car that was parked in Lower Richmond Road.

The victim's boyfriend was on the other end of the line and phoned police immediately. Police arrived at the scene at 04.50 hours and London Ambulance Service took the woman to a south west London hospital. She received injuries to her face but was discharged the same day. She has been left traumatised and will be having an x-ray to see if she suffered a fractured jaw.

Suspects are described as two black men in their mid-twenties and both around 5ft 8in tall. It's thought that both were wearing beige/grey fur lined hooded jackets.

PC Janine Byne said:

"This was a vicious robbery. I urge anyone alerted by the victim's screams who may have looked out of their windows and seen the suspects to contact police immediately. The assault left her in a state of shock and we will follow up all leads of investigation to search for those responsible.

"The two suspects may have followed her from Sainsbury's on Putney High Street. She remembers seeing them crossing the road and thinking it strange that a car was parked with its engine running, without anyone inside.

"If you have any information on this car or saw it in the area then please contact police or make an anonymous report via Crimestoppers."

There have as yet been no arrests & inquiries continue.

November 6, 2006