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New CCTV Footage Of 'Panicked' Burglary Suspect
Police have released new CCTV footage of a suspect wanted over a burglary that left a man with "life-changing" injuries.
The suspect is seen removing a pair of surgical gloves as he walks across a car park within minutes of the attack at a home in Wimbledon, south London.
Detectives described the man as being "panicked" in the footage from the Wimbledon Theatre car park, shortly after 10pm on August 11.
The man is believed to be part of a four-member gang involved in the violent burglary at the £2m home of Paul Kohler, 55, who is head of law at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
The balaclava-clad gang had barged into the home of Mr Kohler and demanded money.
The men violently assaulted father-of-four Mr Kohler and attempted to tape his 50-year-old wife to a chair.
The alarm was raised by one of the couple's grown daughters and her boyfriend, who barricaded themselves in an upstairs room and called 999.
Speaking from his hospital bed, Mr Kohler told the Evening Standard: "The first punch in the hall took my eye out, I thought I had lost the eye at that stage because it stopped functioning.
"But I just kept thinking of my wife and daughter and her boyfriend upstairs.
"They got me on the floor but I managed to stand up and at one stage and trade blows with them."
Response team police arrived within minutes and apprehended two men, however the other two fled the scene on foot.
Detective Inspector Dan O'Sullivan, of Merton Burglary Squad, said: "This new piece of CCTV is crucial in the identification of one of the outstanding suspects, and we are calling to anyone who recognises this man to come forward.
"It is my firm belief that this man and his other outstanding associate would have been stained with blood spatter from the violent attack inside the house."
It is still not known in which direction the fourth man headed after leaving the scene in Kings Road, SW19.
Both suspects are believed to be of Eastern European heritage and aged between 20 and 30.
Police are also keen to speak to anyone who saw a silver Volkswagen two-door cabriolet style car which was believed to have been used by the gang.
Mr Kohler continues to receive treatment for multiple facial injuries, including a fractured eye socket, and bruising to his body and limbs.
The two men apprehended during the raid have appeared before magistrates charged with grevious bodily harm and aggravated burglary, and remanded in custody until August 27.
:: Anyone with information is asked to call the Met on 020 8649 3159. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.