Man, 30, charged as part of investigation into Southsea robberies

POLICE investigating a series of robberies in which women had their handbags grabbed have charged a man.

Wednesday, 18th January 2017, 9:22 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th January 2017, 9:42 am
A man has been charged in an investigation into Southsea robberies

Andrew Sweatman, 30, of no fixed address, Portsmouth, has been charged with one count of attempted robbery.

The charge relates to an incident on January 11 when a man tried to steal a handbag from a 63-year-old woman in Boulton Road, Southsea.

He is due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court this morning.

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As reported by The News, four robberies took place between January 8 and January 12 in Southsea.

Police previously said the women, 81, 79, 63 and 39, were robbed in the area.

A 31-year-old man from Southsea, who was arrested on Sunday, has been bailed until March 20.