Man uses hammer in attempted robbery in Southsea

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A MAN armed with a hammer attempted to rob a jewellery shop.

At about 2.20pm on Wednesday, December 21, a man entered Roux at 27 jewellers in Marmion Road, Southsea.

After a couple of minutes he pulled a hammer from his jacket and smashed a glass display case.

A member of staff yelled at the man to get out of the shop and he ran off towards Victoria Road South.

There were two staff members and a customer in the shop at the time of the incident.

No-one was threatened or injured.

The man was black, very slim, and 6ft with short cropped hair.

He wore a navy blue-coloured puffa-style jacket.

Det Con Fiona Wright of Fratton CID, said the offender clearly wasn’t prepared for the shop owner’s response and ran off.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.