Teenage girl robbed by a man in Southsea

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A 16-year-old girl was grabbed by a man on a bike before being robbed in Southsea.

The teenager was walking by herself along Talbot Road near Bramble Road at 6.45pm on Saturday (September 28) when she was approached by a man on a bicycle who grabbed hold of her before demanding her property.

The girl initially refused and the man then assaulted her, forcing her to let go of personal items.

A clutch bag, bank cards, and purse were stolen in the robbery.

The man then rode off along Bramble Road towards Fawcett Road.

The girl was not seriously injured.

The suspect is described as a white, aged in his mid 20s, approximately 6ft tall with an average build.

He had short dark brown hair and was unshaven with some stubble. He had a large nose and a prominent chin

The victim said her attacker was wearing a long-sleeved zip-up hooded top, which had red writing across the front, blue jeans, and white trainers and riding a light-coloured mountain bike.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Sheena Ives said: ‘The young girl is understandably shocked by what happened. She is being supported by her family and police. We would ask anyone with information about the identity of the suspect to contact detectives at Fratton CID.’

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact CID at Fratton Police Station by phoning 101. The Mini-com number, which is used by deaf and hard of hearing callers, has changed to Minicom TextRelay 18001 101. Alternatively, call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.