Brave grandmother fights off muggers in attack at Post Office cashpoint
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A grandmother who bravely fought her attackers as she was robbed at a cashpoint while her young grandchildren waited in the car has said the ordeal was “very scary”.
Kulwant Juttla, 62, was using the cashpoint at the Post Office in Green Lane, Goodmayes – just yards from her home in Kinfauns Road – when she was approached by a group of young Asian men.
Mrs Juttla said she had put her card into the machine and entered her pin number when one of the men pressed the button to take out £200 while another grabbed her card.
“It was very scary – I grabbed one man’s T-shirt and I was screaming and shouting,” she said.
“He pushed me two or three times and pressed the button, and the card came out.
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“I was shocked, my shoulder was hurt when they pushed me.”
Grappling with one of the robbers, Mrs Juttla managed to get her card back, but the men made off with the cash.
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She went back to the car where husband Narinder Singh was waiting with the couple’s grandchildren Anaya, 10, and Aria, 8.
Mr Singh said the couple saw the men get into a blue van and tried to chase them, but they managed to get away.
“I don’t know where they came from,” he said.
“When my wife went to the Post Office there was nobody behind her. It’s a shock.”
The Met Police confirmed it was investigating and appealed for any witnesses to the robbery, which happened at around 7.30pm on Thursday, to come forward.
Staff at the Post Office branch confirmed they were aware of the incident and were supplying CCTV footage to police as part of the investigation.
If you have any information contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.