Detectives in Basingstoke are appealing for witnesses after two people were robbed as they walked home in the Oakridge area of the town.
Between 2.30am and 3am on August 16, a 21-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were walking along Normanton Road when they were approached by a man who asked for a cigarette.
The man threatened the victims with a weapon which they believe resembled a handgun, and they handed over a cigarette. The man then left the scene.
He is described as a white man, of a chubby build and about 5ft 8-9ins tall. He had short dark hair which was shaved at the sides and was wearing a black hooded-top and black tracksuit bottoms.
He told the victims, when asked, his name was Luke.
Detective Sergeant Paul Barry said: "This is a completely isolated incident where the victims have described the offender threatening them with something which resembled a handgun.
"The incident is also unusual in that the offender gave his name to the victims.
"Were you in the area at the time? Do you know who this could be from the description given?"
Detectives would like to remind people that carrying a weapon, or anything that could be mistaken for a weapon, is a serious offence and could result in a prison sentence.
Officers have been conducting reassurance patrols in the area and will continue to do so.
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