Pregnant woman suffers miscarriage after mugger kicked her in the stomach and snatched her iPhone in ‘life-changing’ east London robbery
- The lady, who was in her 30s, was chatting on the phone to her mother
- Robber suddenly cycled up and kicked her in the stomach then snatched iPhone
- His victim was nine weeks pregnant and subsequently suffered a miscarriage
A pregnant woman has lost her unborn baby after a callous robber kicked her in the stomach as he snatched her iPhone while she was calling her mother.
Police were this morning hunting the crook, who was on a bicycle, responsible for the violent daylight attack in Wanstead, east London.
His victim, who was in her 30s, was nine weeks pregnant and subsequently suffered a miscarriage.
An e-fit of the criminal has now been circulated in a drive to try and track down the man responsible for the heartbreaking theft.
Detective Constable James Pepperell, from the East Area Burglary and Robbery Investigation Team, 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.
The Met have issued this e-fit of the man they want to speak to about the robbery
‘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.’
It happened between 2.20pm and 3pm on July 29 as the woman waited at a bus stop in Cambridge Park.
The victim, aged in her thirties, was on the phone to her mum when a man on a white bike rode towards her, from the direction of the Green Man roundabout.
As the man got level with the woman he kicked her in the stomach and snatched her £300 iPhone x from her hand before riding off at speed towards Wanstead tube station.
At the time, the victim was nine weeks pregnant and suffered a miscarriage a short time later.
The suspect 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.
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 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.