Police are appealing for help from the public after two women were robbed on the Downham Estate in Bromley.

Officers believe a male teenager is responsible for the attacks.

At about 8.30pm on November 21, a 65-year-old woman was robbed by a male suspect in Rangefield Road, Downham.

The victim fell to the ground as the suspect violently pulled her bag from her saying “give me the money.”

She was taken to hospital for treatment and discharged the same day.

Two days later, at around 8pm on November 23, a 58-year-old woman was robbed by a teenager, thought to be the same suspect, also in Rangefield Road.

The victim was getting out of her car when the suspect approached her from behind and pulled her handbag, causing her to fall to the ground.

Before the attack the suspect said: “I know who you are.” The woman did not require hospital treatment.

The attacker is described as a white male, aged in his teens with a south London accent.

He was wearing a hooded top and a face covering, such as a balaclava.

It is thought that the suspect lives, or has previously lived, on the Downham Estate.

Detective Constable Francesca Bruni said: “The victim may have been known to the suspect, and I believe that this teenager is likely to have been harassing older people on the Downham Estate.

“As such, not only do I want to hear from anyone with information about the robberies, but I also want to hear from anyone who has a seen a young male harassing or intimidating older people on the estate.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call Bromley CID on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.