Police hunt man who demanded Waterlooville schoolboy hand over his jumper – then pulled out a knife

Have you seen this man? Picture: Hampshire Constabulary
Have you seen this man? Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

A MAN approached a schoolboy and asked for his jumper and mobile phone.

Officers have now released an e-fit of the man after the attempted robbery in Waterlooville.

According to police, a 15-year-old boy was walking through woods in Elizabeth Road on Monday at about 3.30pm, when a man approached him, demanding his jumper and phone.

The man then got a small knife out when the boy refused to hand them over.

The teenager managed to run away and saw the suspect run off towards Cunningham Road.

The suspect is white, in his late teens to mid 20s, about 6ft 2in and skinny.

He was wearing a black coat with the fur-lined hood up, black tracksuit bottoms and black / blue trainers.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw the incident or saw the man in the area, or anyone who recognises him from the description.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting the crime reference number  44180406820.