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Detectives have today, Monday 18 August, released the name and image of a Polish man wanted in connection with a violent aggravated burglary in Wimbledon.

Oskar Pawlowichz, 29, is wanted to in connection with the attack.

Pawlowichz is 6ft tall and of a stocky build. He is bow-legged and walks with a limp. Pawlowichz was born in Tarnow, Southern Poland and has links to numerous areas in south London.

Officers believe that Pawlowichz is the same man who appeared in previously issued CCTV footage.

Detective Inspector Dan O'Sullivan, of Merton Burglary Squad, said: "We are calling for members of the public, in particular the Polish community, to assist us in tracing Pawlowichz's whereabouts.

"We believe that he may make an attempt to flee from the UK to Poland, and at present we are in direct liaison with the Polish authorities, UK Borders Agency and Interpol and a co-ordinated effort to detain Pawlowichz is underway."

Officers have also made a third arrest in connection with the enquiry.

A 30-year-old man [C] was arrested early this morning on Garratt Lane in Wandsworth on suspicion of Aggravated Burglary. He is currently in custody at a South London police station pending further investigation

Police were called at approximately 22:00hrs, on Monday 11 August, to reports of a burglary in progress at an address in Kings Road, SW19.

Response team officers attended within a matter of minutes and apprehended and arrested two suspects at the scene.

Two further suspects made off on foot. One of them headed in the direction of Wimbledon Town Centre. It is not known which direction the fourth man headed in. Both are believed to be aged between 20-30, and of Eastern European heritage.

Officers understand a silver Volkswagen two-door cabriolet style car was used by the suspects.

We understand that just before 22:00hrs, the male occupant, aged 55, opened the front door to four men who forced their way into his home. All had their faces concealed with balaclavas. The suspects then violently assaulted him whilst they repeatedly shouted, "Where's the money?"

A 50-year-old woman at the address was then threatened by two men who attempted to tape her down to a chair.

A woman and a man in their early 20s who were both upstairs at the time, were able to call 999 for help from the safety of a locked room.

The injured man is currently in a South London hospital receiving treatment for multiple facial injuries and bruising to the body and limbs. He is undergoing surgery and treatment for a fractured eye socket.

No further people were injured.

It is understood that a number of personal items were stolen from the address, all of which are believed to have been recovered, as they were discarded by the suspects.

A large kitchen knife was also recovered close to the scene.

+ A 32 year old man [A] appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates Court charged with GBH and aggravated burglary on 13 August.

A second man was charged on 14 August in connection with the burglary. The 23 year old man [B] was charged with Grievous Bodily Harm and aggravated burglary.

Both men are due to appear at Kingston Crown Court on 23 August.

Anyone with information is urged to call the incident room on 020 8649 3159; Or if you with to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.