Knife Point Robbery In Gosport

15 March 2010, 12:45

Police are seeking witnesses to a robbery that happened in an underpass at Wych Lane on Sunday, March 14.

Between 0.30am and 1am an 18-year-old man was walking along the road, going through one of the underpasses built for pedestrians because of the railway line.

As he entered this, he saw two men wearing hooded tops standing inside. As he approached them, one grabbed him, threw him against a wall and held a knife to his throat.

The suspect then demanded money from him and the victim handed over approximately £5 in loose change and a pack of cigarettes and a lighter. The suspects then walked away along Wych Lane in the direction of the A32.

The suspects are described as:

SUSPECT 1

  • White
  • Approximately 18 to 19-years-old
  • Skinny build
  • Wearing a plain black hooded jumper with the hood up and a black fleece scarf
  • Carrying the folding knife used in the offence.

SUSPECT 2

  • White
  • Wearing a dark blue Adidas hooded jumper with the hood up and a scarf covering the lower part of his face.

Detective Constable Jamie Fagan said: "This is an isolated incident, the kind of which is thankfully rare. However, it left the victim understandably shaken and we are very keen to track down those responsible for this serious offence as soon as possible. If you saw anyone matching the suspect descriptions in the area at the time, or if you believe you have any information that could help with our investigation, then please get in touch. Carrying a knife in public and committing this kind of crime is entirely unacceptable and anyone who chooses to do so faces prosecution and a potentially lengthy prison sentence. You are also risking the safety of yourself and others."

Anyone with information should contact Detective Constable Jamie Fagan at Gosport CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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