An elderly couple had a safety deposit box containing up to £60,000 of gold jewellery violently snatched from them after visiting a bank in Hayes .
On October 10 at around 4.35pm the couple withdrew the family jewellery from Lloyds Bank in East Avenue where they had left it for safekeeping.
They walked to Pump Lane car park from the bank and as they put the box in the boot of their car, a vehicle with two people inside pulled up alongside them.
A male passenger got out and violently attacked both of them.
He punched the elderly man in the face several times.
The thug snatched the box and got back into the vehicle which made off at speed.
The victims were not seriously injured.
No arrests have yet been made and investigating officers from Hillingdon police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.
Investigating officer Detective Constable James Williamson, of Hillingdon CID, said: "The victims were callously robbed by what appears to be an opportunistic thief who did not hesitate to use violence against an elderly couple.
"The stolen jewellery holds huge sentimental value for them.
"We need to speak to the man in the picture - if you recognise him, get in touch."
The image is taken from CCTV at the Lloyds branch, just before the victims left the bank.
Police urge anyone with information about the robbery to call Hillingdon CID on 020 8246 1791.
To remain anonymous ,call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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