By Tara Rippin • 26 November 2020 • 17:08
A pregnant woman suffered a miscarriage after being kicked in the stomach in a street robbery.
AN E-fit has been released of a man Metropolitan Police want to speak following the attack on the nine-week pregnant woman as she was waiting for a bus in east London around 2.30pm on July 29.
The 30-year-old victim, 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 he drew level, he kicked her in the stomach and snatched her iPhone x from her hand before riding off.
The young woman 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.
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.
“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 the 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.”
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.
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