Buckhurst Hill: Woman Hurt In Armed Robbery

Two armed men on a motorbike have robbed a woman in Buckhurst Hill.

She was walking along Queens Road at 11pm on Thursday (May 16th) when the men threatened her with a knife and a gun.

She then suffered a broken finger when she had her keys, a mobile and a Rolex watch taken from her.

Investigating Officer, Dc Nina Fletcher, said: "We’re looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the actual robbery, heard the woman screaming or saw a motorcycle being ridden at high speed, the wrong way up Queens Road between 11pm and midnight on Thursday night.”

The rider and his passenger are both described as white and were wearing helmets and dark clothing, with one being taller than the other.

The 38-year-old woman, who lives locally, was taken to Harlow’s Princess Alexandra Hospital where she was treated for her hand injuries and other cuts and bruises. She is being supported by relatives and is now recovering at home.

A search of the area was carried out by armed police and the officers from the Air Support Unit.

Anyone with information in connection with this robbery is urged to contact detectives at Loughton police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.