Elderly man allegedly mugged of £3,000 watch by woman posing as prostitute

An 82-year-old was allegedly mugged in the Liberty Shopping centre car park. Picture: Google

An 82-year-old was allegedly mugged in the Liberty Shopping centre car park. Picture: Google - Credit: Google

Police are investigating after an 82-year-old reported being mugged in Liberty Shopping centre car park, Romford.

He said he was followed back from Marks & Spencer to his car by a woman last Monday afternoon (August 3). He said she then posed as a prostitute before grabbing hold of his arms and forcibly removing his £3,000 Seka watch.

The victim said he was caught “totally off guard” as he did not suspect her or fear any accosting.

No arrests have been made, enquiries continue.