"This was a nasty attack on a lone woman"
The Met Police Flying Squad is appealing for witnesses following a robbery on a shop that left a 50 year old female employee injured. At about 05:20am on Wednesday 10 October the worker opened up the shop, Greggs, at 252 Battersea Park Road SW11.
She locked the door behind her and was near the back of the store when two men broke into the shop by kicking in the door. They dragged her to where the safe was and demanded she open it.
She tried to fight back and was kicked in the chest by one of the men. One then threatened and intimated that he had a gun and the staff member was forced to hand over the keys to the safe. The men took a quantity of cash before making off.
They fled in a black vehicle parked opposite in Atherton Street and being driven by a third suspect. The vehicle turned left into Battersea Park Road and then towards Clapham Junction. The victim was taken to St George's Hospital with bruising.
The suspects are described as three black men.
Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Alistair Stillgoe, from the Flying Squad, said: "This was a nasty attack on a lone woman who was just going about her everyday job.
"We would appeal for any witnesses who saw the suspects or the vehicle they used to please contact us as soon as possible.
"We are also keen to speak to a passer-by who may be a potential witness. He saw the victim as she came running out of the shop immediately after the attack and is described as an Asian man in his 50s with a grey/brown beard."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Flying Squad at Barnes on 020 8247 7948 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.