The victim, 75, was attacked after two people on mopeds had stolen his luxury watch in north London.[...]
A 75-year-old man was nearly blinded in a “despicable” acid attack robbery, police have revealed. Detectives said the pensioner was lucky not to have lost the sight in one eye after a moped-riding robber calmly squirted a “noxious substance” at him, having already stolen his watch. Only the quick actions of passers-by - including a doctor - who rushed to give first aid prevented the man from suffe[...]
A pensioner was doused with acid in a terrifying robbery by two thugs on a moped, police said. The 75-year-old man was left with an eye injury after being squirted in the face with the liquid in Stanmore, north-west London. The thugs ripped his personalised Cartier Pasha watch, worth around £8,000, from his wrist before spraying him with acid.  Police and paramedics were scrambled to the scene in [...]
Police said if it hadn't been for the response of those nearby, the 75-year-old may well be blind in one eye [...]
Detectives in Harrow are appealing for information and witnesses after a 75-year-old man was robbed of his watch by two men who attacked him with a noxious substance, nearly blinding him in one eye. Police were called to Buckingham Parade, The Broadway, HA7 at 5.32pm on Wednesdaty (September 20) following reports of a robbery. Officers attended and found a 75-year-old man with an eye injury. The man explained he had been set upon by two people who rode towards him on a scooter before forcibly grabbing his wrist and stealing his Cartier Pasha watch.[...]
An elderly man had his watch stolen and could have lost his sight after he was attacked with a chemical substance.[...]

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