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25 October 2011, 09:54
Detectives are appealing for information following an attempted knife point robbery in Portsmouth.
At around 11.10pm on Friday, October 21 the 53-year-old victim was by the cycle shed in the car park at Asda, at the Bridge Centre, Holbrook Road.
She was approached by a man who stopped behind her and demanded she hand over her money. The woman looked at him and told him she was not going to give him her money and turned away. The man then pushed into her, showed
her a knife and then threatened her.
The woman refused again and started to move forward when the man grabbed her arm but lost his grip. As she tried to walk away the man put the knife in front of her. At this point a security guard came out and the offender walked away empty handed.
The victim was not hurt.
The man police want to speak to is described as:
- Aged 20 – 30
- Around 5ft 8ins
- Slim build, approximately 9 stone
- Fair complexion
- Wearing a dark woolly hat with a peak, a white hooded stype top, dark trousers and white trainers
Detective Constable Dave Anderson, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who has any information in relation to this incident. Did you see someone in the area matching the description of the offender? Do you know who he might be? I would urge anyone with information to come forward at the earliest opportunity.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Anderson at Fratton CID on 101 or via the website www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/contact/message_officer.htm
You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.