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CCTV released in connection with robbery

Police want to speak to these men in connection with a robbery in Reading Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police investigating a violent robbery in Reading want to speak to a group of men pictured on CCTV.

A man was attacked and robbed in the early hours of Sunday 10th April as he walked in Beresford Road.

One of the men police want to speak to was dressed in fancy dress.

After the assault the victim noticed his wallet was missing which contained cash and bank and ID cards.

The victim sustained minor injuries including cuts and bruises. He did not require hospital treatment.

Police would like to speak to the people shown in the CCTV images as they may have information which could help with the investigation.

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Man armed with metal bar robs shop on Isle of Wight

The robbery happened at the Welcome Store in Avenue Road, Sandown, on Monday night Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

A man armed with a metal bar has robbed a convenience shop on the Isle of Wight.

The man stole cash and smashed a display stand at around 10:20pm on Monday at the Welcome Store in Avenue Road, Sandown.

The shop assistants were left shaken and the man made off on foot in the direction of the Tap Pub.

Man robbed in broad daylight

Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed in broad daylight in Basingstoke on Monday afternoon.

The 20-year-old was approached by two men on a grassed area of Vivian Road, close to Oakridge Towers, Oakridge, around 4.15pm.

The men demanded property from him, grabbed his sunglasses and went through his jeans pockets before the victim was able to break free.

The men got away with the sunglasses valued at around £5.

The victim suffered some reddening to his face but was otherwise uninjured.

The offenders are described as:

  • white man
  • 5ft 8ins tall
  • average build
  • bald
  • wearing a white t-shirt, grey jogging bottoms with a blue stripe up the side
  • white man
  • 5ft 8ins tall
  • skinny build
  • curly brown hair to the top of his ears
  • wearing blue, baggy jeans and dark coloured (possibly blue) jumper

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Simon Merritt at Basingstoke police station on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

Witness appeal following robbery

Detectives in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward after an alleged robbery in the town.

The incident happened at around 6pm on Friday 19 June 2015 in Weymouth Cemetery.

A man approached a group of teenagers before allegedly threatening one of them and stealing their mobile phone and then heading onto Abbotsbury Road.

A 20-year-old Weymouth man has been arrested in connection with the incident and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

“I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact me. I would also particularly like to speak to a man who was walking his dog in the vicinity at the time of the incident as I believe he may be able to assist me with my enquiries. Anyone with further information about this incident should contact Dorset Police in confidence on 101.”

– Detective Constable Sally Ludlow, of Weymouth CID


Appeal for information following robbery

Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Southampton.

At some time between 11.40am and 12.30pm on Sunday, May 17 the 18-year-old victim was walking along Cuckmere Lane towards Totton town centre, pushing a pram.

She was approached by a man who was shouting abusive words at her. The man then took hold of the changing bag and tried to pull it off of the pram.

The victim tried to hold onto it and it fell to the floor. As the woman went to pick it up, the man pushed her away, picked up the bag and cycled off towards Totton. He was with another man who was also on a bicycle.

The man is described as:

  • White
  • Wearing dark blue jeans, light grey jumper and a dark grey hoody
  • Riding a bicycle

“Did you witness this incident? Do you have any information that could assist us? If you do, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

– Detective Constable Louise Hawkins

Police want to talk to two men after robberies on trains

Do you know this man? Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police want to speak to two men after teenagers were robbed in separate incidents in East Kent.

The first incident took place on New Year’s Eve. A 15-year-old boy was robbed on the 6.05pm train from Ramsgate to Birchington.

Detective Constable Bob Gee said: “The boy was approached by a man who leaned over him and demanded that he hand over his iPhone.

“The man used threatening language, leaving the victim in no doubt that he was willing to use violence.”

The robber rifled through the victim’s pockets, stealing his wallet and snatching his phone, before getting off at Broadstairs.

Police would like to talk to this man Credit: British Transport Police

The second robbery took place at around 8pm on Tuesday, 6 January, on a train travelling between Margate and Broadstairs.

On this occasion, a 13-year-old boy was punched and kicked by a man who stole his phone and a pair of headphones, before leaving the train at Broadstairs.

Teenager has cash stolen from him

Detectives from East Surrey CID are appealing for information after a 16-year-old was robbed in Tandridge.

The incident occurred between 6.30pm and 7pm on Wednesday, 17 December as two schoolboys were walking across the cricket green near to the Ladybird public house and heading towards Tesco.

A group of three or four men approached the boy from behind and pushed him to the ground before stealing £35 in cash from his wallet. The offenders are described as white, aged in their 20s and wearing dark hooded tops. It is possible they spoke with American accents.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Karen Scholey, said: "Although we have already spoken with a number of witnesses, I would appeal to anyone else who has information on this offence or who saw anything suspicious around the time the crime occurred.

"This was a frightening ordeal for the victim and no doubt an experience which will stay with him for some time which is why we will do all we can to bring the offenders to justice.”

The victim suffered facial injuries including a cut to his lip and forehead, for which he required hospital treatment.

Anyone who can assist officers with their investigation is urged to contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45140106560. Information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

16-year-old attacked and robbed in Hastings

The boy was attacked on Middle Street in Hastings Credit: ITV Meridian

Police are appealing for witnesses after a boy aged 16 was attacked and robbed in East Sussex last Monday. Two men attacked the boy in Middle Street in Hastings and stole his money.

The victim was walking from the HMV store towards Hastings railway station at 5pm when he was approached by two men and punched repeatedly.

The victim was not injured but had the speakers he had just bought stolen along with his black Armani Jeans messenger bag with two vertical white stripes on, which contained some Armani Diamonds aftershave and £30 in cash in a black Nike wallet.

The first man is described as a white, aged 18 to 25, 5' 10" and of muscular build with blonde or light brown hair. He was wearing a black hooded top with a front zip, grey jogging bottoms and white trainers.

The second man is described as a white, aged 18 to 25, 5' 7" and of stocky build. He was wearing a, grey jacket and grey joggers with a black hat.

"This is an unprovoked attack that has resulted in items being stolen from a boy who was on his own, fortunately he was not injured. We would like to speak to anyone who saw the incident as there were several people seen in the area."

– Detective Constable Paul Semple
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