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Appeal for witnesses following robbery in Southampton

Officers are appealing for witnesses and information following a robbery in Southampton on Tuesday, 4 January


Sometime between 7pm and 7.45pm, a man in his 30’s was standing outside a block of flats in Cuckmere Lane, Southampton, when he was approached by a group of three or four men from behind and assaulted.


The group then threatened the man with a weapon, described as a machete, before stealing his electric bike and making off.


Officers attended and carried out an extensive search of the area but were unable to locate the group. 


The victim received a cut to his hand during the incident. 


Officers investigating the incident are following a number of lines of enquiry and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.


Did you see or hear anything suspicious? Do you live in the area and have any private CCTV? Perhaps you were driving in the area and have dash-cam footage? 


Anyone with any information, no matter how small it may seem, should get in touch by calling 101 quoting 44220004446. 


Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/