Two violent robberies as victims are punched

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TWO violent street robberies are being linked by detectives.

The first attack took place in Eastern Road, Havant, when a 22-year-old man was approached and punched in the face several times by a man.

The victim was forced to hand over his mobile phone to the robber.

The second attack took place in Adhurst Road, Havant, when a 21-year-old man was again approached and hit in the face several times by a man.

Nothing was taken by the attacker.

The offender is described as a white male, aged in his early 20s, of slim build and 5ft 7ins tall.

He was described by the victims as wearing jeans and a dark hooded top.

The first incident took place at between 5pm and 5.30pm last Wednesday and the second attack took place at about 5.25pm.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘We are appealing for witnesses to come forward as part of an investigation into two street robberies in Havant.

‘Officers are linking the two incidents.’

Anyone with information should contact Detective Constable David Sheppard at Fratton CID on 101, quoting 44150451138 or 44150451118.