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Appeal for information following Baffins Park robbery

Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Baffins Park, Portsmouth


At around 10pm last night (Saturday 9 July) a man in his 20s walked from Neville Road to Baffins Park with his scooter when he was approached by three people who started talking to him.


He ignored them and sat down on a bench. Following this, the group surrounded him and the man ran, but was caught by the group who pinned him against a car and demanded he empty his pockets.


The victim was able to stop the group from stealing his phone, but one of the individuals punched him in the face and took his keys.


Police were called and when the victim returned to the scene he found his scooter had also been taken.


The group were described as boys aged around 16 or 17. One was white, 5ft 9ins tall and wearing a grey hoodie with the hood up, grey tracksuit bottoms and was riding a bike.


Another was described as 5ft 9ins tall, mixed race, with short black hair faded on the sides, wearing a white T-shirt, a diamond earring in his right ear, and riding a bike.


The third member of the group was described as black, with a black afro hair cut and a London accent, wearing a dark T-shirt, and riding a bike.


After the robbery, all three boys ran off down Hayling Avenue towards Milton Road.


If you saw this group in the area, or have perhaps captured them on CCTV or Ring doorbell, police would like to hear from you.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44220275160. You can also submit information to them via their website here: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/


Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org