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Boy, 14, wrestled to the ground during street robbery
11:19am Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
A teenage boy was wrestled to the ground and robbed in Hampshire.
The 14-year-old was heading to a friend's house when he was approached from behind by two men on the pathway between Hilsea railway station and Dover Road in Portsmouth.
It's alleged the men asked the teenager for the time and when he produced his phone from his pocket they asked to have a look.
When the victim refused, the two men wrestled him to the ground, and stole his phone and wallet.
The offenders then fled towards the train station.
One suspect was described as black, around 6ft tall, skinny, with bllack hair, which was short and shaved and was aged in his 20s.
He was wearing a dark puffy jacket, dark t-shirt, dark bottoms and dark trainers.
He was carrying a JD Sports bag.
The second suspect was described as Asian, around 6 ft tall, skinny and aged in his 20s.
He was wearing a dark hooded top with a zip up the front, dark jeans and dark trainers.
Detective Constable Julie Way has appealed for information to the attack which happened between 1.45pm and 2pm October 29.
She said: "Police are appealing for any witnesses to this incident. It was a vicious unprovoked attack, which left the victim very shaken.
“This attack happened in daylight in a popular dog walking area."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Julie Way at Fratton Police Station by phoning 101
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