Southampton: Man Attacked And Robbed By Gang
29 January 2015, 10:25 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50
A man's been attacked and robbed by a gang of seven men in Southampton.
A 21-year-old man from the city was walking with his dog along St James's Road in Shirley at 7.30pm on Saturday 24 January.
He was robbed by a group of approximately seven men outside of Christadelphian Hall on the junction of St James' Road with Hanley Road.
The group of men, some of whom were on bicycles, surrounded and threatened the victim who was then kicked in the stomach.
One of the group went through the victim’s pockets taking £200 in cash and his HTC mobile phone. The group then ran off when a passer-by intervened.
The victim was winded by the kick to the stomach, but was otherwise uninjured.
One suspect was described as:
Aged in his mid 20s
Wearing dark jogging trousers, teardrop tattoo underneath his right eye.
A second suspect was
Aged in his late teens to early 20s
6 ft 2 ins tall
Dense curly ginger hair and a chinstrap beard that got thicker byhis chin.
Wearing a parka-style jacket with a furry hood.
The robbery happened near to a road and caused motorists to stop in a built-up area with heavy foot traffic and shops that were open at the time.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact police by phoning 101 or emailing via http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/do-it-online/online-forms/message-for-officer.html
Mini-com users can phone 18001 101. Information can be given be anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.