Greenwich detectives have renewed appeals for witnesses to a violent burglary in Shooters Hill in July 2015.
They have released an e-fit of a man they are keen to speak with in connection with the attack and offered a £10,000 reward for any information that leads to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the culprits.
Late in the afternoon of July 1, two men knocked on the front door of an address in Bushmoor Crescent.
As soon as the victims opened the door, the two men pushed their way inside the property and threatened the elderly occupants with knives.
One of the victims, a man in his 70s, suffered minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.
Credit cards, debits cards and £700 in cash were stolen from the property.
The man police want to talk to is black, aged in his early 30s, approximately 6ft tall, of stocky build, with short dreadlocks. He was wearing a khaki uniform and spoke with an African accent.
Det Con Andrew Payne said: “A long time has passed since this attack and in those months allegiances may have changed. I would ask anyone who has any information about the offence or knows who the man in the e-fit to get in contact with us.
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“The investigation leads us to believe that the suspects took a taxi to the housing estate in the vicinity of the Bargepole Public House, on Harrow Manor Way, SE2.
“This offence has had a lasting impact on the elderly couple – who are aged in their 70s – who have been left shaken by the ordeal, so any information provided, no matter how small could help us bring those responsible to justice.”
A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with this incident, and will appear for trial on May 23 at the Inner London Crown Court. A 26-year-old man was also arrested, and released on bail.
Anyone with information should call Det Con Payne on 020 8284 7757 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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