Elderly man left with serious facial injuries after robbery in Croydon

Police investigating the robbery of an elderly man in Croydon are appealing for witnesses.

Police were called shortly after 5pm on Monday, August 17 to reports of an injured man in Oaks Road.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended. They found a 70-year-old man and established that he had been robbed of camera equipment.

During the robbery, the victim had struggled to hold on to his property and was pushed to the ground and beaten; he sustained serious facial injuries.

He was taken to a South London hospital by the LAS. He suffered cuts and bruising to his face and damage to his eye socket which requires ongoing treatment.

Officers conducted a search of the area and a crime scene was established.

A record of the stolen property has been compiled and police are asking anyone who has been offered photographic equipment for sale by someone other than a retailer to contact police immediately.

The items stolen included a Nikon DSLR Pro D850 camera, a Nikon battery pack, two Nikon photographic lenses and two Hoya digital filters.

Anyone with information regarding who might be selling equipment of this description, or anyone who can identify the men responsible, should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting reference Cad 5771/17Aug.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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