Police have released an efit of a man after a woman was robbed in an underpass.

The incident on Southampton Road, Cosham, happened at around 2.25pm on July 8.

A local woman in her 20s was walking through the underpass near Ashurst Road towards Sundridge Road with a pushchair.

The woman bent down to get something from her bag under the pushchair. As she did so she was aware of someone beside her and she was pushed to the wall. A man grabbed her handbag and ran off in the direction of Ashurst Road.

The woman and her baby were uninjured but shaken by the incident.

The offender is described as:

• White

• 20-25 years of age

• Black gelled hair with short scruffy stubble

• Wearing a black coloured faded hooded top and faded jeans which appeared too big for him.

The woman’s black and white zebra print PVC bag contained a purse containing a small amount of cash and bank cards, baby clothes, nappies and bottles.

Detective Constable Barry Martin said: “This incident happened at a busy time of day when many people would have been making their way to local schools to pick up their children.

"Did you see this man before or after the robbery? Have you found any discarded property nearby?

“Despite this incident occurring in a similar location there is no evidence to suggest that this robbery is linked to two reports of women being stabbed in the Cosham and Hilsea areas in the past few weeks. This is being treated as an isolated report.”

Anyone who may have seen what happened or has any information which would assist the investigation team should contact CID at Fratton police station on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.