Man robbed at knife-point in Portsmouth

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Police are investigating after the attempted robbery in Corby

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A MAN was robbed at knife-point after using a cash machine in Portsmouth.

The 56-year-old victim had just withdrawn £65 and was walking home on New Road and reached its junction with Balliol Road, when a man asked for a light.

This man then pulled a knife and demanded the victim hand over the cash before pulling the notes from the victim’s gloved hand - taking the glove with it.

Police said the robber than cycled off on a bike after the incident, which happened at 2am on January 30.

A spokesman for Hampshire Police said: ‘The robber is described as: white, aged mid 20s to mid 30s, 5ft 11inches tall and slim.

‘His clothing was all dark. He had a dark hat on and a dark scarf covering him mouth that only showed his eyes and nose.

‘Officers are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to contact Detective Constable Dermot McBride at Fratton Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.’