Man mugged near McDonald’s restaurant in Portsmouth

A man was robbed in Portsmouth
A man was robbed in Portsmouth
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A MAN was threatened with a metal object by a thief who stole £200 from his wallet.

The 42-year-old had just walked past the McDonald’s restaurant underpass near the Portsbridge Roundabout, Portsmouth, when he became aware of a man behind him.

He slowed to let the man go past but he then felt a metallic object being pressed against his neck. He was then told to hand over his wallet, which contained £200.

Police have just released details of the incident, which happened on Friday, March 28, between 3.30pm and 4pm.

The offender was white, about 5ft 10in and stocky, and was in his early 30s.

He was wearing a red hoodie with the hood up, with a dark-coloured jacket over the top and blue jeans and white basketball type trainers.

Detective Constable Andrew Larder said: ‘This incident took place in daylight in a busy public place.

‘I’d like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen someone matching the suspect’s description to please come forward and contact me.

‘Incidents like this are uncommon in the area but we’d always advise people they should remain vigilance and report any suspicious behaviour.

‘Anyone with information about the crime can contact me at Fratton CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.’