Hammer gang snatches jewellery from elderly woman as she sleeps

A hammer gang snatched jewellery from a vulnerable elderly woman as she slept.

The gang forced its way into the woman's home, ransacked it and threatened her and her partner with hammers and screwdrivers - writes itv.

They also threatened a man in the property in Hounslow, west London, before taking the pensioner's jewellery.

During the raid around 10:40pm on August 19, they stole a 'significant' amount of jewellery and watches before leaving the scene in a silver car, possibly an Audi.

The suspects are all described as white and spoke with Irish accents.

One suspect was described as approximately 6ft tall and aged in his 50s, and the other suspects, who are believed to be in their late teens to early 20s, were approximately 5ft 7ins tall.

This was a horrible crime in which a vulnerable woman had her property removed from her person as she lay in what should have been the safety of her own bedroom.

I would urge anyone with information regarding these men, or who saw a silver car parked in the vicinity of the house that night to contact us.

It is vitally important that these men are caught before they harm anyone else.

– DETECTIVE CONSTABLE MATTHEW BURT, HOUNSLOW CID

Read more news of the city site of London.

police London
If you notice an error, highlight the text you want and press Ctrl + Enter to report it to the editor
I recommend
No recommendations yet

Comments

Comments are designed to communicate and discuss the features of an enterprise or event, as well as to find out the interesting questions on it.

Society
Lack of staff and old technology continue to be concerns at London’s ambulance communications centre as Middlesex-London Paramedic Services prepares to meet with the province’s health minister next Tuesday. Out of the 22 dispatch centres owned by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, the London centre is one of 11 centres operated by the ministry. Paramedic officials hope the dispatch centre can switch to being operated by city hall instead. Chief Nea...
Society
A startling revelation by a former inmate who says he smuggled a jail key out of the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre triggered a work refusal Wednesday by correctional officers. “Correctional officers at EMDC initiated a work refusal in relation to media reports that a key from the institution had been removed from the institution by a former inmate,” Brent Ross, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, said in a stat...
Society
The 60-year-old man killed last week and found dead on the banks of the Thames River south of downtown is being remembered as a “devoted son” who will be sadly missed by his family. The 60-year-old man killed last week and found dead on the banks of the Thames River south of downtown is being remembered as a “devoted son” who will be sadly missed by his family. William “Bill” MacPherson’s body was found in a ravine near the Thames River Friday night, Aug....
Society
The developer of London’s first six-storey wood-frame apartment building is planning to construct a second, larger one in Pond Mills. Yossi Lavine is close to completing a project at 356 Dundas St., a six-storey apartment structure with 69 units, including 52 affordable units, at the eastern edge of downtown. Now Lavine has filed plans with London city hall’s urban design peer review panel for another six-storey wood-frame structure — a 124-unit building a...
Crime
Gang-related violence has plummeted in London since the 2011 riots despite a recent spike in violent crime, according to new figures. There have been 89 violent deaths in London since January and violent crime has risen by 40% since 2010. Gang-related violent crime has nearly halved over the same period, according to Met Police figures obtained by the BBC. But some experts are unconvinced the statistics really show gangs have gone. The Met Police has put t...
Society
The crisps had been picked up by a four-year-old girl at the store on Ealing Broadway Poundland has been hit with a huge fine for food safety failures at its Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre store after mouse droppings were found in a packet of Monster Munch. The national discount retail chain was successfully prosecuted by Ealing Council and fined £159,750 today (Wednesday, August 15) after pleading guilty to four food safety offences. Back in April 2017,...
Society
Finally, after weekends and evenings spent revising in the library, results day is here. or weeks students across the country have waited in anticipation to receive their A level grades. Finally, after weekends and evenings spent revising in the library, results day is here. Today (Thursday August 16) students will be finding out whether they've managed to hit the mark to study at their chosen university. For those whose grades don't quite meet the demands...
Society
A proposed high speed rail line which would get people at Heathrow Airport to Gatwick Airport in just 15 minutes would see a new train link built next to the M25. The project, named HS4Air, would run from just north of Heathrow to Gatwick and then east to Ashford in Kent. It would involve tunnels being dug under the Surrey Hills. There would be three sections of tunnel, running under part of Mole Valley, Gatwick, and under Staines and Heathrow. The rest of...
Society
Local Democracy Reporter - Bexley, Bromley & Greenwich A community group has pledged to fight council proposals that would “squeeze monster towers” into Bromley town centre. Bromley Council is consulting with residents on its Town Centre Masterplan, which sets out the vision for more than 1,200 homes, shops and community spaces. The council is asking for feedback on ideas for the heart of itsmasterplan site, which extendsalong the west side of the High Str...