The gang sprayed poisonous substance on people, who were in a van. And then attacked two people with hammers during a heist in south-east London. There were 3 people in the van that drove along Pagnell Street, Deptford,. On Wednesday afternoon, the cars belonged to the criminals has blocked the van passage, which had to stop because of that.
As police stated, several robbers got out of their cars and sprayed a "toxic liquid" in the van, and after that attacked two people with hammers. Whilst the attack, a bag was stolen. The incident happened on Wednesday around 2:05 p.m.
Three victims - two men (of 60 and 65 years old) and a woman (of 47 years old) – were hospitalized with minor injuries. So far, there were no arrests.
If you witnessed this incident, then contact the Lewisham police the number 101 or call anonymously at Crimestoppers the number 0800 555 111.