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.