We are appealing for information after a robbery in Botley Road, Swanwick.
A man in his 70s was checking on his brother's unoccupied house between 2.30pm and 3pm on Friday 27 July and found a man inside.
The victim was assaulted and had his mobile phone and wallet stolen.
It is believed the suspect went into a field next to Botley Road between the M27 and Rookery Avenue.
The victim sustained serious facial injuries and was treated at Southampton General Hospital.
The suspect is described as:
- Late 30s / early 40s
- 5ft 8ins tall
- Slim build
- Dark blonde hair, messy style
- Local accent
- Wearing a medium blue t-shirt (ripped during alteraction), blue denim jeans
- Had two carrier bags that appeared empty (one bright yellow, one black)
If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44180284539.
In an emergency, call 999.