A Pregnant woman who was robbed in July in Wanstead had a miscarriage, the police said in a statement.
Detectives have launched an investigation and an e-fit of a man they are keen to talk to in connection with the incident have been released to the public.
The incident happened at a bus stop in Cambridge Park between 14.30hrs and 15.00hrs, 29 July.
The victim was on the phone with her mom when a man on a white bike rode towards her from the direction of the Green Man roundabout.
The robber kicked the pregnant woman in her stomach and snatched her iPhone x from her before speeding off towards Wanstead tube station.
The woman was nine weeks pregnant and “suffered a miscarriage a short time later,” the police disclosed.
The suspect is described as mixed race, around 30-years-old and of stocky build with tattoos covering his left arm.
He was wearing dark blue shorts, a dark blue baseball cap and a white bag. His bike was white and had no rear mudguard.
Detective Constable James Pepperell from the East ARea Burglary and Robbery Investigation Team described the incident as a “sad case that has had life-changing consequences for the victim. Needless to say, this has caused much heartache and pain to the victim and her family.
“I am keen to hear from anyone that can assist in the identification of this e-fit. If you are the person responsible then do the right thing and come forward.
“I know that some time has passed since this incident but I would ask anyone who witnessed this or saw the man on the bike after the robbery took place to get in touch. No matter how insignificant you may think your information, it could be the missing piece to our investigation.”
The detectives are appealing to anyone with useful information about the suspect to call the police on 101 AND QUOTE cad 4366/29JULY2020.
Alternatively, tweet @MetCC, or to remain 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.