Would-be robbers who assaulted woman as she opened her front door sought by Brentwood police

15:24 15 January 2014

Police are appealing for information about the attempted robbery [Picture: PA]

Police are appealing for information about the attempted robbery [Picture: PA]

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Three would-be robbers who assaulted a woman as she opened her front door in Brentwood are being sought by police.

Detectives are appealing for information after the attempted robbery in Hawthorn Avenue on December 16, which left the victim with a cut to her lip and a bruise to the back of her head.

The woman, in her fifties, was forced face-down to the ground when she answered her door to the group, who then went upstairs to look around.

However, they were confronted by her son, who chased them out of the property.

Nothing was stolen during the incident, which occurred at approximately 1.40pm.

The first suspect is described as a black man, aged in his mid-twenties, who was wearing a dark coat with the hood up. The second is a white man, also aged in his mid-twenties, who wore a black coat with a furry hood and light-coloured jogging bottoms.

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Patrick Snape or his Brentwood colleagues on 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Latest Romford News Stories

Children planted trees in the new raised beds for the opening of the Tired Tree

A new nursery opened this week offering the community a place to learn and play after finishing the first phase of renovation works.

Natasha Sawkins and Juliet Thomas who started the petition. Picture: Kika Mitchell Photography.

A campaign to remove the “derogatory and stereotypical” ‘Essex Girl’ definition from the dictionary has gained huge momentum after thousands signed up to a petition.

Pumpkin farmer Ray Chapman

A farmer and a garden centre are making the most of the growing demand for pumpkins at this time of year.

Dead koi at a farm in Collier Row. Picture Crown copyright.

An outbreak of fish herpes has been confirmed in Collier Row.

A man was assaulted in Millbrook Gardens, Romford. Photo: Google Maps

A 59-year-old maintenance engineer has been left traumatised after being randomly beaten up in his van by two men.

Rosewood Medical Centre, Astra Close, Hornchurch. Picture: Google Maps.

Thousands of patients registered with a doctor’s practice will be automatically transferred to a different surgery following the retirement of a GP.


A proposal to install an ice rink in market place over the Christmas period is due to be considered by a council committee tonight (Thursday).

Yesterday, 16:46

A 1940s tea party was organised to raise awareness about dementia.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news


Show Job Lists

News from your area


Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.


£3,000 goes a long way at Boots

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now