Press release -

Witness appeal made in Southampton robbery investigation

We are appealing for information following a robbery at a convenience store in Southampton.

It took place at Central Convenience in St James Road, at around 6am on Sunday 6 January.

Four men with their faces covered entered the shop as two staff members were opening up.

One of the men was holding a knife.

They stole a small amount of cigarettes before leaving the store.

The two members of staff were not injured during the incident.

An investigation is underway and detectives have issued CCTV images of men they would like to speak to about this incident.

The first male is described as:

  • wearing a medium grey jacket with a grey hooded top underneath. The hooded top had two white logos on its left hand side, one of which was possibly a crown. 
  • dark tracksuit bottoms with white stripes down the outside of both legs
  • black trainers with white stripes and white soles
  • carrying a green garden waste bag

The second male is described as:

  • wearing a black jacket with orange toggles with a white logo on front left and back right shoulder
  • black gloves
  • dark grey tracksuit bottoms
  • black trainers

The third man is described as:

  • wearing a grey jacket with the hood up
  • black tracksuit bottoms with white stripes from hip to knee
  • all black trainers and black gloves
  • carrying a green garden waste bag

The fourth man is described as:

  • wearing a black hooded top
  • black gloves with a white Nike tick on each glove
  • black trainers
  • black or dark grey tracksuit bottoms.

Detective Sergeant Jamie Wiseman said: “We know that the images do not reveal the faces of these men, but we are keen to hear from anyone who recognises the clothing.

“Perhaps you were in this area at the time and noticed four males as described, or anything else that looked suspicious?

“If so, please get in touch.”


  • Crime


  • robbery
  • southampton


  • Hampshire

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44190006190.

In an emergency, call 999.