76855369.jpgAlarming news this morning with reports that designer Nicole Farhi has been robbed at knifepoint, outside her £3 million North London home last Thursday.

The 61-year-old had more than £8,000 jewellery and foreign cash stolen after she was targeted by two men who held a knife to her throat. The attack is the third in the Hampstead area in the past three months.

According to friends, the attack has left Farhi traumatised and unable to return to work. Detective Chief Inspector Steve Burns, of Camden Robbery Squad, has appealed to the public for information concerning the two men, who are aged between 25 and 35.

"There have been three incidents over the past three months in Hampstead where lone women have been robbed of their jewellery," he said.

"The suspects for these robberies are young, black males. Members of the public should always be aware of their surroundings and should report any suspect activity to police."

  • Anyone with information should contact the Camden Robbery Squad on 020 7404 1212 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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