Jan 16 2013 By Caitlin Black
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AN ELDERLY woman is suffering from extensive injuries after robbers forced their way into her home with two children.
Police are appealing for information after the woman, believed to be in her 80's was badly injured during an violent burglary inside her own home in the Cuckoo Hill area of Pinner.
At 6pm on Saturday, January 12, the lady was at home alone when she answered the door to a man and two young children. They claimed that their pet rabbit had escaped into her garden.
A second man then appeared who forced his way into the house. The elderly lady was pushed and dragged around the house before being thrown to the kitchen floor. The suspect searched the house and stole her handbag.
The victim has suffered extensive injuries to her head and body which have required hospital treatment.
Police are seeking two children described as being possibly Asian aged around 8 to 10 years old, 4'10' tall, with stocky builds and round faces. They were wearing dark coloured jackets.
The man accompanying them is described as being Asian aged around 18 to 20yrs old, 5'07' tall, thin build wearing a dark woolly hat and a distinctive light coloured heavy knit sweater like a cricket jumper and dark trousers.
The main assailant is described as being Asian, aged in his mid twenties and around 5’10 tall with a proportionate build. He wore a dark heavy knit woolly hat and a pale grey or cream coloured scarf. He also wore a dark bomber jacket and dark cotton jogging bottoms with trainers.
Police are also keen to speak with two men who bear similar descriptions and were canvassing the area on the day before, Friday, January 11, claiming to be from Macmillan Nursing.
Detective Constable Paul Matthews said: "This offence has caused a great deal of distress for the victim and I would urge anyone with information to come forward and assist Police. I understand that there were passing motorists at the time and there may have even been pedestrian who may have seen something. I would also urge local residents to be vigilant and look out for a black Tula handbag that may have been discarded in the area. If you have any information no matter how insignificant, then please contact us."
Anyone with any information should call DC Matthews on 0208 246 1445 / 1583. If you do not wish to speak to the police then call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.