Gosport teen held at knifepoint in mobile phone theft

POLICE officers are appealing for witnesses after a teenager had his phone stolen at knifepoint in Gosport.

Monday, 31st December 2018, 1:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 11:19 am
Military Road, Gosport. Picture: Google Maps

A 16-year-old boy was walking along Military Road in Gosport at around 10pm on Sunday, December 30, when he had his phone stolen by a man with a knife.

The man, who was on a bicycle, produced a small knife and took the teenagers' blue Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phone, which was in a clear rubber case, along with a pair of black headphones.

The teenager was not hurt in the incident.

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Military Road, Gosport. Picture: Google Maps

The victim described the thief as a white man in his 20s, between 5ft 6in and 6ft tall, with dirty blonde hair and a full beard; he was wearing a dark coat with the hood pulled up and was riding a small black BMX bike.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting the crime reference number 44180482435