A WOMAN robbed a man of his cash and bank card in the early hours of the morning after approaching him in a city street to beg for money.

The 30 year-old victim had been withdrawing money from a cash point in London Road in Southampton at about 4.30am.

The suspect then approached, asking for money. She then reached into his pocket and took £10 and his card.

The victim then pursued the woman and at this point a man, believed to be with the her, intervened. The pair then made off.

Detective constable Lucy Stewart said: “I am appealing for anyone with any information about this incident to come forward and help us.

“Were you in the area at the time of the incident? Did you see what happened?

“I would urge anyone with information to come and tell us what they know and help us find the people responsible.”

The woman is in her 20s, mixed race, slim, 5ft 5ins to 5ft 6ins, with curly shoulder length black hair. She was wearing leggings and a long navy and white stripped top.

The man is also in his 20s and mixed race, 5ft 7ins to 5ft 8ins, slim building and wearing a black and white baseball cap, a knee length tan jacket and blue jeans.

The incident happened at about 4.30am on Tuesday, June 10.

Anyone with any information can contact DC Stewart, at Shirley police station by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.