Appeal for witnesses following robbery in Eastleigh
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We are appealing for witnesses following the robbery of a man in Eastleigh over the weekend.
At approximately 1.30pm on Sunday (10 September) a man in his 50s was threatened with a knife on The Crescent and his van was taken. He was not injured.
An investigation is underway and officers are in the area conducting enquiries.
We have arrested a 49-year-old man from Hedge End on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, driving a motor vehicle dangerously, driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence, failing to stop a mechanically propelled vehicle when required by a constable/traffic warden, robbery, going equipped for burglary, driving a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs and being in charge of a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit.
We have also arrested a 34-year-old man from Botley on suspicion of robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, using a motor vehicle on a road / public place without third party insurance and driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence.
They have been released on conditional police bail while our enquiries continue.
As part of our investigation, we would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of The Crescent or Archer’s Road at around 1.30pm on Sunday and saw what happened. Perhaps you saw the incident itself or witnessed a white van leaving the area?
We are particularly keen to speak with anyone who lives in the area and has CCTV or dashcam footage that may have captured something, or anyone driving through the area at the time that may have dash cam footage to assist our investigation.
If you have any information and have not yet spoken to police, please call 101 quoting reference 44230369136.