Portsmouth woman robbed while out with her baby

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A WOMAN was robbed in Portsmouth underpass while she was with her four-month-old baby.

The victim, 27, was pushing her daughter in a pushchair in Southampton Road, Cosham, when she was attacked in the subway.

She was pushed to the wall when she bent down to get something from her bag, which was under the pushchair.

The robber grabbed the victim’s handbag and ran off towards Ashurst Road.

The woman and her baby were unhurt.

Detectives probing the robbery, which happened shortly before 2.30pm yesterday, are not linking it to two recent reports of women being stabbed in Cosham and Hilsea.

Det Con Barry Martin is appealing for witnesses.

He added: ‘Despite this incident occurring in a similar location there is no evidence to suggest that this robbery is linked to two reports of women being stabbed in the Cosham and Hilsea areas in the past few weeks.

‘This is being treated as an isolated report.’

The robber is white, aged between 20 and 25 with black, gelled hair and stubble.

He wore a black, faded hooded top and faded jeans which appeared too big for him.

The woman’s black and white zebra print PVC bag contained a purse containing a small amount of cash and bank cards, baby clothes, nappies and bottles.

Call Fratton CID on 101.