Keep Expensive Jewellery Out of Sight

Police warning after gold chain snatched in Southall


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A woman had a gold chain snatched from her neck as she walked down a road in Southall.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the robbery that took place in Townsend Road on Friday, 10 July at around 07:30hrs.

A 54-year-old woman was walking along Townsend Road towards Beaconsfield Road when a suspect on a moped pulled up behind her and grabbed a gold chain from around her neck. The suspect then made off towards The Broadway, Southall.

The moped was dark in colour and the rider was wearing a black helmet and short sleeved top.

No arrests have been made.

Enquiries continue.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Ealing CID on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police say to reduce the chances of becoming a victim:

*DO NOT wear expensive chains on display if you are walking or keep jewellery hidden.
*Don't make yourself a target for others - BE SAFE, ACT SAFE.
*Be aware of your surroundings, stay alert and look around you.
*As a precaution, photograph your jewellery as a record for insurance purposes.
*If you are involved in or witness an incident please call 999 immediately
*Invest in a personal alarm. DO NOT try to fight back or confront any offenders  



22nd July 2015


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