Portsmouth robbery: Pair of suspected bike lock thieves evade police – but two boys, 16, remain in custody

A PAIR of suspected bike lock robbers have evaded police after a search in the Southsea area last night.

Thursday, 21st February 2019, 10:44 am
Updated Thursday, 21st February 2019, 11:49 am
Broad Street, in Old Portsmouth, where police were called to a robbery in progress on Wednesday evening. Picture: Google Street View

Officers were called to a report of a robbery in progress in Broad Street, Old Portsmouth, at 5.30pm on Wednesday. 

It was reported four youths stole a bike lock from a male – before an eyewitness saw police driving after ‘two men running’ across Southsea Common just before 6pm. 

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Broad Street, in Old Portsmouth, where police were called to a robbery in progress on Wednesday evening. Picture: Google Street View

Multiple police cars were also seen close to Castle Road. 

Hampshire police later confirmed two 16-year-old boys had been arrested in connection with the incident. 

A force spokeswoman said today two more suspects are yet to be caught. 

It is not believed the male who was robbed was injured.