Robber steals teenager’s new phone in Portsmouth

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A 14-YEAR-OLD girl was robbed for her new mobile phone after leaving a shop in Portsmouth.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the robbery on North Street, Landport, on Saturday.

The 14-year-old was walking home from Commercial Road after buying a new red Blackberry Curve mobile phone.

She had the phone out of the box when she was approached by a man who grabbed her arm and stole the Blackberry.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned man, who was 18 to 20 years old and of a medium build.

He was between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 9ins tall and had stubble on his chin.

He wore dark blue hooded top which was zipped all the way up, and dark-coloured trousers which were tight fitting around the legs.

Detective Constable Les Leithes from the Portsmouth Central Police Station, said: ‘This incident occurred on a Saturday morning when many people would have been out and about.

‘Were you in the area at the time and did you see anyone matching the description of the offender?’

The robbery happened at 11.35am on North Street as the young girl walked towards Church Road.

Anyone with information should call Det Con Leithes on 101.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.