The armed robbery has been pursued after two similar raids in 24 hours.
Four thieves in balaclavas armed with knives and screwdrivers broke into an old man’s house on Lady Margaret Road. Southall Thursday around 11pm.
They stole a safe containing cash and jewelry after spraying the victim, who is in his 70s, with drugs.
Metropolitan Police Department Police arrived, but the robber had fled.
The man was taken to hospital with facial injuries, which were later assessed as non-life-threatening and non-life-altering.
A police spokesman said:
“The suspect was described as dressed in black and wearing a balaclava and gloves.”
At around 11:14 pm Wednesday afternoon, a woman in her 40s was targeted by four men who broke into her home on Highfield Avenue, 10 miles away. golders greenroads where properties are sold for over £1 million.
They threatened her with knives and threw an unknown substance at the victim.
It is currently unknown if the item was stolen.
She was taken to hospital for treatment and discharged.
No arrests have been made for either crime at this early stage. Scotland Yard said there was currently no evidence to suggest a link.
Sindaram Uthaykumar, owner of a convenience store on Lady Margaret Road, 0.5 miles (800 meters) from the South Hall police station, said: Unfortunately there are always police up and down this road. “It seems like every few minutes. Still, it’s very disturbing to hear that someone has been robbed and that there has been a use of force.”
Another resident added:
“It was a serious incident with lots of police and green lights. I hope the man is okay.”
Anyone with information can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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