Taxi drivers may have witnessed Portsmouth robbery

Taxi driver assaulted by youth with knife in Southsea

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A TEENAGER was forced to the floor and robbed of his mobile phone by two men.

The 18-year-old victim was walking from home from a night out at the Guildhall when he was attacked in Lake Road, Portsmouth, between 2am and 2.40am on Saturday.

The robbers, believed to be in their 20s, approached him from Holbrook Road.

He was forced to hand over his black Samsung Galaxy S2 phone.

They ran off towards Turner Road.

The victim then approached taxi drivers asking for help.

Detective Constable Samantha Hockley said: ‘The robbery took place on a main road where we think it may have been witnessed by members of the public.

‘While it was in the early hours of the morning, the robbery or offenders may have been seen by people travelling back from the town centre and Guildhall.’

The suspects are white, skinny, 6ft, and wore tracksuits.

Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.