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Thursday, 9 December 2010

Notting Hill Attempted Robbery

A man was subjected to a brutal attack by a robber who tried to steal his £6,000 Rolex watch.

The 39-year-old was walking along Powis Terrace in Notting Hill at about 5.30pm yesterday and passed the suspect who was leaning on the railings outside Hedgegate Court.

As he walked past, the suspect reached out for his arm, saying: "Oi bruv, what's on the wrist?"

A scuffle broke out and the second man managed to get the victim in a headlock, before punching him in the face, leaving him with a suspected broken nose. He fell back, but still the other man was grabbing at his wrist. He punched his victim several more times, but could not remove the valuable Rolex Submariner watch.

So the suspect cycled off along Powis Terrace, and turned right into Westbourne Park Road.

He was described as a black man, about 6ft, wearing a black jacket with the hood up, and a black bandana with white markings covering his face.

Anyone with information should contact PC Steve Flinn at Notting Hill Police Station on 020 8246 0109 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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