Hunt as robber strikes in shopping precinct

Daily Echo: Hunt as robber strikes in shopping precinct Hunt as robber strikes in shopping precinct

A man had cash taken from him in Southampton during robbery after he was targeted in a shopping centre.

The 50-year-old man was walking near the Sainsbury’s in Bitterne Precinct when he was approached by a man who had demanded cash from a couple just a few moments earlier.

When the victim refused to hand over money, the suspect walked with him along a path to Lloyds Bank.

He then walked to the top of Angel Crescent at its junction with Maybray King Way towards the underpass.

The victim was pushed over and shouted at before the suspect searched his jacket and trousers.

After stealing some cash, he walked back towards the precinct.

He is described as 5ft 9ins, thin and having stubble on his face. He wore a grey and white hooded top and carried a dark rucksack.

Officers want to talk to the couple who were approached by the suspect at 6.40pm on Saturday December 15.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact PC Murden at Bitterne CID on 101.

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7:02pm Tue 18 Dec 12

bazzeroz says...

Sounds just like the bloke that was begging outside of the Superdrug/Peacocks store on Saturday. Use your cctv cameras Mr Coppers and go back to about 2pm.
Sounds just like the bloke that was begging outside of the Superdrug/Peacocks store on Saturday. Use your cctv cameras Mr Coppers and go back to about 2pm. bazzeroz

8:28pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Sovietobserver says...

bazzeroz wrote:
Sounds just like the bloke that was begging outside of the Superdrug/Peacocks store on Saturday. Use your cctv cameras Mr Coppers and go back to about 2pm.
Well spotted bazzeroz.
[quote][p][bold]bazzeroz[/bold] wrote: Sounds just like the bloke that was begging outside of the Superdrug/Peacocks store on Saturday. Use your cctv cameras Mr Coppers and go back to about 2pm.[/p][/quote]Well spotted bazzeroz. Sovietobserver

8:37pm Tue 18 Dec 12

MGRA says...

bitterne seems more and more these days to be plagued by low-life a55h0les.....
bitterne seems more and more these days to be plagued by low-life a55h0les..... MGRA

9:31pm Tue 18 Dec 12

bazzeroz says...

MGRA wrote:
bitterne seems more and more these days to be plagued by low-life a55h0les.....
Here, hang on mate I was only passing through, lol.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: bitterne seems more and more these days to be plagued by low-life a55h0les.....[/p][/quote]Here, hang on mate I was only passing through, lol. bazzeroz

9:45am Wed 19 Dec 12

TheGooseisLoose says...

right next to a police station too...
right next to a police station too... TheGooseisLoose

9:53am Wed 19 Dec 12

Donald2000 says...

I don't understand how these incidents get that far; all you have to do is to tell the assailant firmly "No" and walk away from them. If they then follow you walk into a shop and say that you are being attacked and ask for police assistance. If nothing else that will disorientate the potential assailant. But above all, the advice should be, don't talk to strangers who accost you in the street. Walk away from them as fast as you can and don't engage with them.
I don't understand how these incidents get that far; all you have to do is to tell the assailant firmly "No" and walk away from them. If they then follow you walk into a shop and say that you are being attacked and ask for police assistance. If nothing else that will disorientate the potential assailant. But above all, the advice should be, don't talk to strangers who accost you in the street. Walk away from them as fast as you can and don't engage with them. Donald2000

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