Witness appeal made after following street robbery in Southsea
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We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed a street robbery in Southsea on Sunday 15 September.
The victim, an 86-year-old woman, was walking along Waverley Road at around 10am, when she was approached by a man she did not know.
He grabbed her handbag, causing her to fall to the ground and graze her elbow. The man then ran off.
The woman did not require hospital treatment for her injuries but was left shaken and upset by what happened.
The small dark brown handbag had a shoulder strap and contained a black DORO flip phone, a small umbrella and around £8 cash.
The man is described as:
• Aged between 35 and 45 years
• Around 5ft 8ins tall
• Dark, short hair
• Wearing a red/orange long sleeve top with dark-coloured trousers
An investigation is underway. We would like to hear from anyone with information about what happened.
Did you see what happened? Do you remember seeing a man with the description that has been given?
Perhaps you were in Waverley Road at around this time, and remember seeing a man acting suspiciously?
Any information, no matter how small, could help us.
Please call police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44190329099.
Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.