The online publication This Is Local London, reported earlier this month on a £20,000 reward that has now been publicized for information regarding an armed burglary in Selkirk Road, Tooting. The Metropolitan police are investigating the crime, that took place during 2014. As a result of the crime, 73 year old Mashboor Hussain collapsed and died at home on 11th February 2014.
On the morning of 11th February at approximately 11:45am, Mr Hussain answered the front door of his property. On opening the door, he was met by two men. One of the suspects was armed with a gun. The two men then forced their way into the home of Mr Hussain. This in turn, lead to a struggle between Mr Hussain and the intruders.
The disturbance had been heard by both neighbours of Mr Hussain and his daughter, who called the police immediately. When police officers entered Mr Hussain’s home, they found him collapsed in his hallway.
The results of a postmortem examination stated that the cause of death was due to coronary heart disease. However, the incident is being treated as a murder case. It is believed that the intrusion and ensuing struggle with the burglars, had a direct effect on Mr Hussain’s health, causing the collapse.
Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Gwyn stated …
“It has been more than a year since Mr Hussain’s murder and we hope the offer of this large reward will encourage people to come forward with information, no matter how small. I believe there are still people who have yet to speak to us and would urge them to contact us.” … “Were you in the area of Selkirk Road at the time? Did you see or hear anything?”
Police officers from Homicide and Major Crime Command, handed out appeal information leaflets and tried to gather more insights to the case. They were speaking to local residents in the Selkirk Road area of Tooting on Thursday 2nd July.
If you have any information that could assist the police with their enquiries then please call the police incident room on 020 8721 4622. Alternatively, you can anonymously contact the charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.