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Appeal after man fractures ankle during robbery in Southampton

Officers are appealing for information after a man fractured his ankle during a robbery in Southampton


At some time between 8.40pm and 8.55pm on Thursday, August 11 the victim, a 38-year-old man, was walking along Portsmouth Road from the direction of the Co-op in Woolston, towards Hamble


While walking passed the Renault garage he was approached by a man who took a knife out his bag and demanded the victim hand over his property. The man went to grab the victim and the victim attempted to flee across the road, which resulted in him falling and fracturing his ankle.


A passerby saw what happened and went to help the victim. The offender ran away, empty handed, along Portsmouth Road in the direction of Hamble.


The offender is described as: White, 6ft 2ins, with short brown hair and a short, light coloured beard. He was carrying a grey satchel with a Nike tick on it and wearing grey Nike tracksuit bottoms and jacket, with a grey Nike t-shirt under the jacket.


Police Staff Investigator Ryan Mitchell, said: “There was a lot of traffic along Portsmouth Road at the time of the incident and it is likely a number of people witnessed what happened. Were you in the area at the time? Were you driving along Portsmouth Road, and do you have a dash cam in your vehicle?


“If you have any information regarding this incident, please call us as soon as possible.”


Contact police on 101 or report online, quoting 44220325603. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111 or their website.