A 70-year-old man was left with 'serious' facial injuries after being robbed in Croydon last month.

Police were called to reports of an injured man on Oaks Road at around 5.04pm on August 17.

Emergency services attended and established that the man had been robbed of camera equipment by two males.

During the robbery, the victim had struggled to hold on to his property and was pushed to the ground and beaten; he sustained serious facial injuries.

He was taken to a south London hospital by the LAS. He suffered cuts and bruising to his face and damage to his eye socket which requires ongoing treatment.

Officers conducted a search of the area and a crime scene was established.

A record of the stolen property has been compiled and police are asking anyone who has been offered photographic equipment for sale by someone other than a retailer to contact police immediately.

The items stolen included:

- A Nikon DSLR Pro D850 camera;

- A Nikon battery pack;

- Two Nikon photographic lenses;

- Two Hoya digital filters.

Anyone with information regarding who might be selling equipment of this description, or anyone who can identify the males responsible should call the police on 101 quoting reference Cad 5771/17Aug.

Alternatively you can call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.