Hampshire Constabulary

Witness appeal following robbery in Cosham

News   •   Jun 06, 2019 11:39 BST

We’re investigating a report of a robbery at King George V playing field in Cosham on Sunday 2 June.

Sometime between 4.30-5.30pm a 46-year-old woman was on the field when she approached a group of about six teenagers.

It’s alleged that one of the boys in the group hit the woman around the head with his green and white motorcycle helmet; the woman fell to the floor and another boy kicked her.

The woman got her purse out and one of the boys grabbed it. The boy also grabbed her handbag and stole the woman’s phone, leaving her bag behind.

Shortly afterwards, two girls from the group went back to check the woman was ok and returned her purse and phone, however £50 had been stolen.

The boys were described as:

Boy one

  • White
  • About 16-years-old
  • Dark brown hair, swept to the side
  • He had a green and white motorcycle helmet

Boy two

  • White
  • 15-16-years-old
  • He had a dark-coloured helmet

We’d particularly like to hear from the two girls who helped the woman. One of the girls was wearing a strappy top and white jeans and the other girl was wearing a mustard-coloured coat and had brown wavy hair.

Anyone who recognises the boys from the description, or has any information, is asked to call 101 quoting 44190189347.