Southampton Assault: Appeal For Witnesses

2 March 2014, 07:29

Police are appealing to witnesses following an alleged robbery in Lordshill, Southampton.


At 7.30pm on Thursday, February 20, a man in his late twenties used a cash point at Sainsburys Lordshill withdrawing £120 cash. He then visited the Mountbatten Pub, before leaving a short time later to go home.

Between 8.15pm and 9.15pm he walked towards Lordshill Centre East, using the subway and alleyway alongside Tangmere Drive, between Wittering Road and Northolt Gardens.

He then walked through the play park near Wittering Road where he was assulted by three men, kicking him to the floor and stealing the £120 cash.

Police believe the robbery was interupted by an elderly male who was walking his dog through the alleyway from Sainsburys. The dog walker shouted out and the offenders ran off towards to the direction of Lordshill
Way.

The victim suffered a black eye and scratches to his face.

Offender one is described as white, aged 17-21 years-old, medium build and shoulder length hair in a"Mullet" style. Clean shaven. He was wearing a baby blue anorak with a hood and a zip up the front and a pair of grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms.

Offender two is described as white, aged 17-21 years-old, medium build. Clean shaven. He was wearing a light grey hooded top with a zip up the middle and the hood up, with a pair of black tracksuit bottoms.

Offender three is described as white, aged 17-21 years-old, slim build. Clean shaven. He was wearing a light grey hooded top with a zip up the middle and the hood up, with a pair of dark blue denim jeans.

Police would like to speak to the dog walker who may not have realised a robbery was taking place and anyone else who may have seen these men or may have noticed anything suspicious to contact DC Claire Ratcliffe at Shirley Police Station on 101.

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