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Double robbery sparks Gosport witness appeal

Officers were called to the ‘High Street’ area at 1:11am on September 3 (Sunday) to a report that a male in his twenties was assaulted by three men who attempted to steal his mobile phone. This follows a similar incident in South Street on the same morning as reported here, in which the victim saw both his ‘Moncler’ t-Shirt and black Nike Air trainers stolen.

The first male is believed to be white with a tanned complexion with fuzzy blond or brown hair; whilst the third man had a scar across his head and ‘big’ scar tissues. There is currently no description of the second male at the time of writing, but all three are reported to have average build and are approximately 5ft 11ins tall as written in this new police appeal.

Gosport Police further received another report of robbery that took place between 10pm and 10:50pm on September 5 (Tuesday) near the entrance of Grove Recreation Grove in St Vincent Road. A man in his thirties was approached by a group of up to 5 men on this occasion who stole his trainers and then chased the victim towards the Forton Road area.

In this case two men have been described with one looking like Turkish descent and had dark coloured hair which was short for the side / longer on top. He also had facial hair and was donning a light coloured t-shirt with faded blue demin shorts; whilst also being aged between 20-30 years old and approximately just under six foot tall, with a very slim build.

The second man is described as being black with light coloured skin and just under six foot in height whilst he was also aged between 20-30 years old and was wearing a navy blue / light grey “Nike” tracksuit. No other information has been provided on the other three men who were reported, whilst an 18-year old man has been arrested and is on police bail.

Police believe there was multiple residents in the vicinity of the offences and the town centre around the time who may have witnessed the incidents; as well as before and afterwards. This includes those who were walking or driving in this immediate area; with any useful information and dash cam footage from vehicles all welcomed by investigating officers.

Investigators are asking for anybody with information or footage to contact police by calling the non-emergency number 101 and quote the case’s reference number of 44230356292. They can further submit details using the online reporting tool available on the Hampshire Police website, with all official support and further guidance available on the links here.

Alternatively, readers can contact the “independent charity” Crimestoppers 100% anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 for absolutely free; or via their anonymous online forms which can be found through their website:

PICTURED BY HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY: Graphic showing any witness appeal that is launched for police force.