Woman held at knifepoint during robbery near Wallington playground
A woman was held at knifepoint and robbed next to a children’s play area.
The 47-year-old woman had a knife held to her neck and was punched in the face after being approached by a male and female in Collingwood Recreation Ground, Sutton, between 6.15-6.30pm on Wednesday.
They grabbed her handbag before making off on foot towards Gander Green Lane.
The victim was taken to hospital with bruising, a cut to her lips and damage to her teeth.
One suspect is described as mixed race black male, aged 18-20, 6ft tall and of slim build. He is described as having a bushy Afro ponytail.
The other suspect is a white female, aged about 16, 5ft 3in tall and wearing new-looking white Nike trainers.
Detective Constable Nicola Pycock, of Sutton’s Burglary and Robbery Investigation Team, said incidents like this in Sutton are rare.
She said: “We want the public’s help to catch those responsible.”
Police are appealing for witnesses. Call Sutton’s Burglary and Robbery Investigation Team on 020 8649 0777 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.