A woman was burgled at knifepoint while taking the bins outside her Clapham home on Monday in a ‘brutal’ attack.
Detectives are now circulating an urgent appeal to identify the man who grabbed the woman in her 30s from behind and threatened her with a knife while demanding money.
The suspect made away with around £260 in cash and jewellery after assaulting the victim outside the Weir Road property on Monday, December 28, at 4.37pm.
Although there are no images of the suspect, he is described as a black man in his mid-to-late 20s, 5ft 7inches tall, with a slim build and British accent.
The man is described as having stubble on his lower face and chin and a small diamanté stud ear piercing in his left ear.
He was wearing a black baseball cap with a white ‘NY’ emblem on the front; a baggy black hoodie; and dark-coloured denim jeans.
DS Tom Dunn from the South Area Command’s CID, said: “The victim was treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service and while her condition is not life threatening, the brutal nature of this attack will have a lasting impact.
“The offence was committed against a defenceless victim and we are working to establish the circumstances of what happened and find the person responsible.”
“We urge anyone who saw unusual or suspicious activity in the area on Monday evening, or who has other information about the attack, to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.