Two moped muggers pried a £10,000 engagement ring from a woman’s finger before snatching a £200 watch from another victim just 25 minutes later.
The robbers followed their first victim, 27, along Moscow Road, Westminster at around 7.35pm on June 19 before one of them dismounted their vehicle and pursued the woman down St Petersburg Place.
He then grabbed her by the neck and demanded she hand over her three stone ‘Blue Nile’ diamond ring before pulling it from her finger himself.
Pictured: The two men thought to be responsible for the Westminster robberies on June 19
The mugger, who wore a black crash helmet and dark clothing, then got back on the moped and made off towards Bayswater Road with the vehicle’s driver, who was wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and green trainers.
Just 25 minutes later the pair robbed another woman on Melbury Road in Kensington and Chelsea.
The two men approached their 45-year-old victim before the man in black hopped off the motorbike, grabbed the woman from behind and stole her silver-faced £200 watch.
He returned to the vehicle and the pair drove off north along Melbury Road towards Holland Park.
The stolen ring (pictured) is described as a three stone ‘Blue Nile’ diamond, platinum ring
Police are appealing for witnesses and information relating to the incident and have released an image of the two men thought to be responsible, as well as pictures of the stolen ring.
Detective Constable Dan Jones, from the Met’s Westminster Serious Crime Unit, said: ‘These men targeted and attacked two women in an attempt to snatch their belongings, which both had sentimental value.
‘The attack has left these two women extremely shaken. If you saw anything or know who these two males are, please get in touch.’
If you can identify the suspects or offer any information to assist the investigation, please contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC.
Alternatively, to give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.