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Stamford Hill attack: Woman pushing buggy robbed in street

PUBLISHED: 16:17 03 January 2017 | UPDATED: 17:01 03 January 2017

The buggy was knocked over. Picture: @Shomrim.

The buggy was knocked over. Picture: @Shomrim.

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This is the horrific moment a violent thug attacked a woman pushing a buggy in Stamford Hill.

The robbery in Darenth Road on New Year’s Day was caught on residential CCTV from across the road.

The mother can be seen trying to get away from the man, who chases her along the road. As she turns to confront her attacker, the buggy carrying her two-year-old daughter is knocked over. The man then appears to grab something from the woman before running off as she swings at him.

Mother and daughter were not injured but are both said to be shaken by the attack.

Police are investigating the attack and no arrests have been made. The suspect is described as a light-skinned black man, aged 25-30 and 5ft 9ins. He has a slim build with short cropped black hair and was wearing a blue trench coat and blue jeans.

The attacker turned and ran away. Picture: @Shomrim.The attacker turned and ran away. Picture: @Shomrim.

Members of volunteer-led Jewish neighbourhood watch group Shomrim have been speaking with the woman and have reviewed hours of CCTV to try and identify the attacker.

Chaim Kahan from the group said: “This was a horrific robbery, the woman is still very shaken and scared to leave her home.

“The two year old girl who was toppled over in the buggy, has since had terrible nightmares, waking up every few minutes, asking if the robber has already been caught.”

Anyone with information can call Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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