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Portsmouth Takeaway Worker Attacked During Robbery
Portsmouth police are looking for two men who robbed a takeaway after attacking a worker.
At some time between 1am and 1.15am on Thursday 24 July, the men walked in to Kens Fried Chicken on Commercial Road. An argument took place following a dispute over the order and the cost of the food.
One of the men assaulted a member of staff by punching him in the face. The offender then jumped onto the counter and grabbed the tray from the till, before both men ran out of the shop.
They ran north towards Surrey Street, then turned right into Surrey Street, and across Debenhams car park.
The tray contained between £60 and £100 in cash.
The man who assaulted the victim and grabbed the till tray, is described as:
- Around 5ft 8ins
- Fairly muscular build
- Aged in his late 20s
- He had short dark hair
- He had a tattoo of a large celtic cross on his back
- He was wearing long blue shorts, black sunglasses on his head, and a long chain with a cross on it around his neck
The second man is described as:
- Around 6ft
- Medium build
- He had dark hair with a partial bald patch
- He had a celtic band tattoo on his upper arm
- He was wearing a black vest top and black track suit bottoms
Detective Constable Jackie McMurchie, said:
"I am appealing for anyone with information about this incident to come forward. Did you witness what happened? Or do you recognise the men in the CCTV? If you have any information please contact us or speak to Crimestoppers, annonymously."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC McMurchie, at Fratton police station by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.
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