Police have released shocking CCTV footage of a thug getting ready to rob a woman in broad daylight – by putting on a RASTAFARIAN WIG.
The man, described as a bald black male aged 30-40, was captured on camera pulling a comedy Rasta hat and wig from the front of his trousers before putting it on his head.
He then ran up to a 40-year-old woman outside a home and snatched her bag from her – breaking her arm as she fell to the ground.
The incident happened on July 4 in Waltham Forest, East London, at around 1:30 pm.
In a statement, the victim said: “This attack has left me afraid to leave my home alone.
“I have been in constant pain since it happened and I don’t yet know if my arm will ever completely heal.
“It scares me that this man is still out there possibly doing this to other people.
“He probably picked on me because I was an easy target.
“I pray that he will be caught and brought to justice for what he has done and that this won’t happen to anyone else.”
The contents of the victim’s handbag included cash, a Samsung mobile phone, her Oyster card and a number of personal items and bank cards.
Anyone who has information concerning the identity of the suspect in this case should call Detective Constable Rina Nandra of Waltham Forest CID.
A Met Police spokesperson said: “”CCTV footage from the scene of the incident showed the suspect putting on a ‘Rastafarian-style’ wig with dreadlocks attached as he approached the victim.
“Attached to the wig was a red, yellow and green beanie hat.
“The victim was attacked from behind, her handbag was pulled violently from the shoulder strap.
“When she attempted to hold onto the bag the suspect punched her in the hand.
“As the bag came free of the victim’s hand she fell backwards.
“During the struggle the victim sustained a broken arm.”