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CCTV images released as part of investigation into Southampton robbery

Do you recognise the man in these CCTV images?


Police would like to speak to him in connection with a robbery in Southampton that took place last year.


On July 12, at 5.55am, in Shirley Road, Southampton, a man approached a woman in her 70s asking for the time.


He then tried to steal her bag, pushing her over in the process and knocking her unconscious.


The man then left the scene with her bag.


Inside the bag was a mobile phone, a wallet, £200 in cash and other currencies worth over £50.


The bag, phone and wallet have since been located but the currency remains missing.


The woman sustained bruising and a cut to the head and has now recovered.


The man is described as:


-30 to 35 years old




-Slim build


-175 to 180cm tall


-Wearing a dark jacket, trousers and shoes with a woollen hat


DC Simon Ricketts has been leading the investigation. He said: “We have been pursuing several lines of enquiry since this incident was reported to us and are now turning to the public to ask you to help us identify this man.


“If you do recognise him, please call us on 101 or report online, quoting 44210274085.”