Hampshire Constabulary

Information sought after man assaulted during robbery in Portsmouth

Press release   •   Jan 30, 2019 09:55 GMT

We are appealing for witnesses and information after a 25-year-old man was hit on the head with a bottle during a robbery in Portsmouth.

The incident occurred between 1pm and 2pm on January 21 in Somers Road North. The victim was in the grassy area near to the basketball courts.

A white Mercedes with a noisy exhaust, possibly a 57-59 plate, pulled up and two men got out. The victim was racially abused while a third suspect approached from behind on a moped.

The moped rider hit the victim on the head with a bottle, causing him to be knocked to the floor. He sustained a minor head injury as a result.

While he was on the ground, the suspects searched the victim and stole a quantity of cash before making off.

The three men are described as being aged between early 20s and 30.

The car driver is described as being white, with brown hair in a comb over style. He was wearing a black Canada Goose body warmer.

The second man, described as the front seat passenger, is white. He was wearing a navy blue tracksuit top and bottoms.

The moped rider is described as mixed heritage and chubby. He was wearing a flip-face helmet.

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44190024928.

In an emergency, call 999.