Witness appeal after disabled man robbed in Southsea

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ROBBERS pushed a disabled man to the floor and attacked him before stealing his bag, phone and wallet.

The victim – a 39-year-old Southsea man – bought food from a night hatch at the Nisa shop, near the Strand roundabout, in Southsea.

As he walked towards Granada Road with the food in a blue carrier bag, he was attacked by two men on either side of him.

They grabbed him, bundled him to the floor and repeatedly punched him in the head before rifling through his pockets.

They took several items before walking away towards Waverley Road.

The offenders were in their 20s.

One was tall and of large build. The second was shorter and stocky. At least one of the robbers was black.

Stolen items include a black older-style Samsung mobile phone, a gold-coloured stainless steel bracelet, a set of house keys on a key ring with the name ‘Sean’ and an imitation black leather wallet with a Jack Daniel’s insignia.

The wallet contained £10 and a Lloyds TSB bank card.

The robbers also took a black backpack with a Fulham crest on the front. Inside was a pair of Red or Dead glasses in a black FCUK case, deodorant, aftershave and documents.

The incident happened on Saturday shortly after 2am.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Daisy Sharma at Fratton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.