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Man attacked with angle grinder and two others threatened with knives in trio of terrifying robberies in Chiswick and Hounslow

One victim was attacked with an angle grinder and two others were robbed at knife point

A recent spate of robberies in the borough of Hounslow has sparked three police witness appeals to catch the culprits.

Detectives from Hounslow are investigating a trio of terrifying incidents, two of which saw victims robbed at knife point.

In the other - a moped-related incident - a victim was attacked with an angle grinder.

The incidents in Chiswick and Hounslow are not believed to be linked.

The most recent robbery took place on Wednesday August 23 at around 10.25pm at Chiswick Common.

A 28-year-old man walking through the common was approached by three teenage boys with their faces covered.

One male brought out a knife and took the victim's phone.

The three attackers then walked off in the direction of Turnham Green tube station.

Detectives are appealing for any witnesses to the robbery to come forward by contacting PC Wilson at Hounslow CID on 0208 247 6157 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference 0518385/17.

A man was robbed at knife point in Chiswick Common(Image: Google Street View)

On the same evening, a group of four men robbed a man at knife point in an alleyway in Hounslow.

The incident occurred at around 9.50pm between Stanley Road and Heath Road.

The suspects jumped over a fence into some allotments, Hounslow police said.

Anyone who can assist this police investigation should contact DC Valentine at Hounslow CID on 0208 247 6157 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or tweet @MetCC.

The third incident has sparked a warning from police to be vigilant when posting goods for sale online.

The message comes after the owner of a scooter, advertised the sale on Gumtree, was attacked with an angle grinder and injured in Chiswick.

The victim interrupted two male suspects on a moped as they attempted to steal a Piaggio Vespa from a residential car park in Chiswick Common Road, at around 1am on Sunday August 20.

Police believe the scooter was targeted as the location of the bike was shown on a map on the Gumtree advertisement.

The suspects were both on a moped and their helmets had horns on top.

They fled in the direction towards Fishers Lane.

If anyone has information about this incident, call 101 or ring the Major Crime Unit on 020 8247 6246 and quote eference 0518060/17.

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