Met Police have urged the public to come forward with any information they might have after a 91-year-old woman was robbed in Uxbridge.
An image has been released to the public of two women police wish to identify and have asked the public for help.
Met Police said: “Police are investigating the theft of £300 from an elderly woman in Uxbridge and have released images of two women they want to identify.
“Shortly before 13:00hrs on Tuesday, 13 July the woman, who is aged 91, withdrew £300 on Long Lane, Hillingdon before catching the U2 bus from Hillingdon Circus towards Brunel University.
“Whilst on the bus she noticed the two women who can be seen in the images being released.
“She saw them again when they entered her supported living accommodation and followed her into the lift, despite not appearing to have a genuine reason for being there.
“When the victim got back into her flat, she checked her bag and realised the money she had withdrawn earlier the same day was missing.”
Detective Chief Inspector Michael Dougall, from the Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “The elderly victim of this theft was understandably shaken by this experience.
“If there is any suggestion that an elderly victim has been specifically targeted after withdrawing money in our community, we will do our utmost to identify the person or people responsible.
“We are very keen to speak to the women in these photos and would urge the public to come forward if they can help us to identify them.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information about the identity of the two women should call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 5892/13JUL.
Information can also be provided anonymously, to Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.