Student Robbed At Knifepoint

Police are appealing for information after a student was robbed at knife-point in Portsmouth in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 21-year-old victim was walking towards Guildhall Walk at around 3.30am when he was approached just past Edgbaston House.

The robber held a knife to his throat and demanded money. The victim handed over some cash and was then marched at knife-point through Warwick Crescent into Somers Road where the offender ran off along Margate Road.

The offender is described as:

White man
Short, light-brown hair
Wearing blue Adidas tracksuit top and bottoms, white Nike trainers with red tick

Detective Constable Chris Dinenage from Portsmouth CID said: 

“I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who recognises the description of the offender to come forward.

“This was a terrifying incident for the victim and it was fortunate that he was unhurt.

“We need your help to find the offender to prevent any further incidents.

“I would ask everyone, especially students, to remain vigilant when they are walking alone in the early hours and where possible walk with a friend or take a taxi.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Dinenage on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.