Woman had posted Samsung tablet on internet before meeting buyers in Knowle

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman's computer tablet was snatched from her hands.

The 22-year-old posted the Samsung Galaxy tablet for sale on the Gumtree website and met with the buyers in The Square, Knowle Village.

Two men turned up and snatched it before throwing counterfeit money towards her.

The incident happened at around 8.40pm on Tuesday (March 4).

Police have described one of the suspects as white, aged in his mid to late 20s, around 5ft 9ins tall, stock build, and with an eastern European accent. He was wearing a black beanie hat.

The other suspect was wearing a woollen jumper type jacket.

PC Emma Purser, from the Bishops Waltham Safer Neighbourhoods team, said: “The victim has told us there were two members of the public in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident.

“One was a woman walking a dog and the other was a man who indicated he may have seen the suspects hiding.

“We are treated this as an isolated incident at this time.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Purser at Bishops Waltham police station on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.

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2:17pm Fri 7 Mar 14

florida saint says...

what a mug, never meet a buyer in a car park or similar. hope she is ok though.
what a mug, never meet a buyer in a car park or similar. hope she is ok though. florida saint
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5:05pm Fri 7 Mar 14

beiroot says...

Bit of a tricky one. Understandably she didn't want buyers to come to her house and probably thought it would be safer in a very public place. Someone ought to scam them by advertsing a similar thing on Gumtree and arrange to meet them in a not so public place with plod in tow.
Bit of a tricky one. Understandably she didn't want buyers to come to her house and probably thought it would be safer in a very public place. Someone ought to scam them by advertsing a similar thing on Gumtree and arrange to meet them in a not so public place with plod in tow. beiroot
  • Score: 4

8:22am Sat 8 Mar 14

Dai Rear says...

2 men onto 1 woman and the object snatched. Sounds a lot more like a robbery than a theft. In the unlikely event they're caught please get the charge right CPS
2 men onto 1 woman and the object snatched. Sounds a lot more like a robbery than a theft. In the unlikely event they're caught please get the charge right CPS Dai Rear
  • Score: 0

10:40pm Sat 8 Mar 14

userds5050 says...

I wonder if you can trace it online like the iPad feature?
I wonder if you can trace it online like the iPad feature? userds5050
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