Woman miscarries after being kicked by robber

Police release e-fit of suspect who attacked woman and stole phone

Chiara Giordano
Friday 27 November 2020 17:24

A pregnant woman suffered a miscarriage after being kicked in the stomach during a robbery in east London.

The 30-year-old victim was on the phone to her mother while waiting at a bus stop in Cambridge Park, Wanstead, when a man on a white bike rode towards her, police said.

As he got level with the woman, he kicked her in the stomach and snatched the iPhone X from her hand before riding off at speed towards Wanstead tube station.

The woman was nine weeks pregnant at the time and suffered a miscarriage a short time later.

The man is said to have approached from the direction of the Green Man roundabout when the incident took place between 2.30pm and 3pm on Wednesday 29 July.

Police have released an e-fit of the suspect, who is described as mixed race, around 30 years old and of stocky build with tattoos covering his left arm.  

He was wearing dark blue shorts, a dark blue baseball cap and a white bag.

His bike was white and had no rear mud guard.

Detective Constable James Pepperell, of the Metropolitan Police, said: “This is particularly sad case that has had life-changing consequences for the victim. Needless to say this has caused much heartache and pain to the victim and her family.

“I am keen to hear from anyone that can assist in the identification of this e-fit. If you are the person responsible then do the right thing and come forward.

“I know that some time has passed since this incident but I would ask anyone who witnessed this or saw the man on the bike after robbery took place to get in touch. No matter how insignificant you may think your information, it could be the missing piece to our investigation.”

If you recognise the person in the image or have any information about this incident please call police on 101 and quote CAD 4366/29JULY2020.  

Alternatively tweet @MetCC, or to remain anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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