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Man, 70, pushed to ground and beaten for his camera during violent robbery in south London

Detectives are hunting a pair of robbers who violently attacked a 70-year-old photographer in south London. The victim was pushed to the ground and beaten up in broad daylight on Oaks Road, Croydon, on Monday August 17, the Metropolitan Police said. He suffered bleeding, a bruised face and a damaged eye socket requiring long-term treatment.

Detectives are hunting a pair of robbers who violently attacked a 70-year-old photographer in south London.

The victim was pushed to the ground and beaten up in broad daylight on Oaks Road, Croydon, on Monday August 17, the Metropolitan Police said.

He suffered bleeding, a bruised face and a damaged eye socket requiring long-term treatment.

Police said the man had attempted to hold on to his valuable equipment, including a high-end Nikon DSLR camera and accompanying lenses, during the attack.

Camera lenses of this type can sell for thousands of pounds apiece.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses to the attack, which took place around 5.04pm.

They are also calling for anyone who has been offered the chance to buy camera or lenses of this type from anyone other than a recognised dealer to contact the police.

A Met Police statement read: “Officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended. They found a 70-year-old man and established that he had been robbed of camera…

Naomi Ackerman

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