Disabled robbery victim fights back against knife-wielding teen

Daily Echo: Disabled robbery victim fights back against knife-wielding teen Disabled robbery victim fights back against knife-wielding teen

A disabled robbery victim fought back against a teenager who tried to hold him up at knifepoint in Hampshire.

The victim, a 61-year-old man, was riding his mobility scooter along owards the shops.

He was stopped by three youths as he crossed and was asked for his money.

One of the youths produced a knife but the victim punched him in the face and made off on his mobility scooter.

Detectives are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Waterlooville.

It happened before 4pm on November 21 at the junction of Mill Road and Novello Gardens.

The youth with the knife is described as

  • white
  • 14 to 15-years-old
  • Pale complexion
  • Slight build
  • Short brown hair which was brushed forward
  • Black square metal rimmed glasses
  • Wearing a dark blue tracksuit with white piping down the legs and arms

The youth may also have suffered a facial injury due to being hit by the victim.

Detective Constable Kathryn Smithers from Hampshire police station said: “This incident took place just before 4pm close to a busy shop and there would have been members of the public in the area at the time.

“I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who is able to provide any information.

“Likewise, I would want to hear from anyone who can identify a possible suspect from the description, particularly due to the possibility of a recent facial injury.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det Con Smithers at Waterlooville Police Station on 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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12:27pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Taskforce 141 says...

what an absolute coward, or should i say cowards, three youths targeting one elderly gentleman. I'm very happy and glad that not only is the elderly gent ok, but he gave the chav scum what for.
what an absolute coward, or should i say cowards, three youths targeting one elderly gentleman. I'm very happy and glad that not only is the elderly gent ok, but he gave the chav scum what for. Taskforce 141
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1:17pm Mon 26 Nov 12

TwistedWitch says...

Well done that man!

My 28 year old Daughter was accosted by a spotty youth in the street a few months back who got right up in her face and demanded her money or else! She laughed, called him a name and tried to walk round him. He grabbed her and got right in her face again and yelled 'I don't think you heard me b***h', at which point she calmed replied 'and I don't think you heard me' before punching him hard in the face! Needless to say he picked himself off and ran away like the scumbag coward he actually was. Mind you I did give her a stern word, after all scum can carry knives.
Well done that man! My 28 year old Daughter was accosted by a spotty youth in the street a few months back who got right up in her face and demanded her money or else! She laughed, called him a name and tried to walk round him. He grabbed her and got right in her face again and yelled 'I don't think you heard me b***h', at which point she calmed replied 'and I don't think you heard me' before punching him hard in the face! Needless to say he picked himself off and ran away like the scumbag coward he actually was. Mind you I did give her a stern word, after all scum can carry knives. TwistedWitch
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3:21pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Scott_OOOSH says...

They'll probably find him and end up prosecuting the old man for assault!
They'll probably find him and end up prosecuting the old man for assault! Scott_OOOSH
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5:12pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Subject48 says...

good going gramps!
good going gramps! Subject48
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7:06pm Mon 26 Nov 12

cmth40 says...

if this scum gets found and sue,s the man we hope the echo will get up the biggest petition and fight any charges they lost any human rights
if this scum gets found and sue,s the man we hope the echo will get up the biggest petition and fight any charges they lost any human rights [another farce] cmth40
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7:09pm Mon 26 Nov 12

cmth40 says...

some one must know them so i hope they will expose tha brats and not allow them to walk free
some one must know them so i hope they will expose tha brats and not allow them to walk free cmth40
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