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15 February 2010, 11:54
Police are appealing for information following a burglary at Baby 2000 in Portsmouth.
At around 1.30pm on Friday, February 12 the offender entered Baby 2000, Kingston Road, Portsmouth.
Staff became suspicious of the man and one of the staff members went to check the till and found that £280 was missing. Another staff member confronted the man and when she did he hit her in the chest and as they struggled he closed the door on her arm.
He then left the shop and rode away north from Baby 2000 on a red mountain bike.
The victim, who is aged in her 40s, did not require any medical attention.
The man is described as:
Detective Constable Toby Wilson, said: “The incident occurred at 1.30pm on Kingston Road which is one of the main roads through Portsmouth. It was a releatively busy day and witnesses have described seeing two males who were stood directly outside who may have seen the offender enter the shop. I would urge these men to contact us as they may be able to give us information to help us find the man responsible.
“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone who saw the offender at the time or riding around on the red mountasin bike in the area, to come forward. He is describd as being gaunt looking and the jacket is fairly distinctive with a hood and toggles.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Fratton CID on 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111. Mini-Com users can call 01962 875000. From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight call 0845 045 45 45.