A man was violently struck over the head before having his possessions stolen in a horrifying attack in his home, the Metropolitan Police has said.
Three criminals armed with a pitchfork and shovel, dressed in black, forced their way into a house in Chiswick .
A 56-year-old man was hit across the head with one of the handle of one of the objects and stripped off his jewellery and watch, while two other suspects searched the property in Russell Kerr Close.
The male had to be taken to hospital where he received treatment for his injury and he has since been discharged.
The terrifying aggravated burglary took place on Saturday September 9 at 11.10pm, the police said.
It is believed the suspects ran off towards Chiswick railway station in Burlington Lane.
They were picked up in a silver car, believed to be an Audi, police said.
The car drove in the direction of Sutton Court Road.
PC Rhian Whitty from Hounslow Police said: "This was a violent incident which resulted in the victim having to go to hospital.
"I would like so speak with anyone who was at the station between 10pm and 10.20pm who remembers seeing the silver car, or the three men who were all dressed in black.
"Any piece of information could help us find these men and prevent them from carrying out further crimes."
All three suspects were described as white males.
The first suspect is described as 5ft 7in tall and of slim build. He spoke with a British accent.
Suspect two is aged in his 30s, 5ft 9in tall and of heavy build, according to the police appeal
The final suspect is believed to be in his 20s, 5ft 6in tall and of slim build.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call Hounslow Police on 020 8247 6135 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.
Anyone wanting to give information anonymously should contact Crimestoppers online or on 0800 555 111.
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