|Police Continue Hunt For Wimbledon Common Robber
Officers speak to park users in appeal for information
Police continue to appeal for witnesses and information a week after a woman was robbed on Wimbledon Common.
Officers were at the Common throughout today (August 19) conducting patrols, speaking to park users and handing out leaflets to assist in appeals.
During the incident a woman - who is a regular dog walker at the Common - was robbed of her jewellery.
Between 1pm and 1.45pm on Wednesday August 12, the victim, who is aged in her 40s, had been walking her dog at the wooded area near the centre of the Common, when she was approached from behind by the suspect.
The victim was bending down, when the suspect put a plastic carrier bag over her head; he then demanded her jewellery before pushing her down to her knees. In fear, the victim handed over her jewellery and mobile phone, before the suspect pushed her over. He then fled from the scene.
During the attack, which lasted just over a minute, the victim did not see the suspect who remained behind her throughout.
Afterwards, the woman went home and called 999. She was not injured and did not require hospital treatment.
Detective Inspector Gerard Frain, from Wandsworth borough, said:
Superintendent Steven Wallace, said: