Boy, 16, attacked and robbed along city path

A 16-year-old boy was attacked
A 16-year-old boy was attacked
One of the seven stolen signs from the Isle of Wight. Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

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A TEENAGE boy was attacked and robbed as he walked in Portsmouth.

The 16-year-old was approached by a man as he walked up a path from Blakemere Crescent, in Paulsgrove, to Meadowsweet Way, in Wymering.

The victim told officers he was grabbed by the throat, threatened and punched 
in the ribs during the 
attack around 9.30pm on Monday.

The man ran off with a brown leather Burton wallet containing £60.

The teenager was not seriously injured.

The victim said the man was white, in his late 20s, around 6ft tall, of medium build and dressed in dark clothing.

He had a black scarf over his face and spoke with a local accent.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact DC Carla-Marie Moore at Fratton police station on 101 quoting 44140299429 or visit the Hampshire Constabulary website and leave a message for the officer.
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.
Minicom users should call 01962 875000.