Police appeal after robbery

By a County Press reporter

Monday, December 10, 2012


A MAN was pulled to the floor, punched in the face and robbed of his mobile phone and cash in an attack in Ryde.

According to police, the victim was walking home from work along The Strand at around 3pm on Friday, November 23, when he was approached by three men.

They asked him whether he had any money to which he replied 'no'. Then they grabbed his jacket and pulled him to the floor and punched him in the face and body before stealing his iPhone, £40 in cash and running off.

DC Rhian Fairweather, who is leading the investigation, said: "This was an unprovoked attack, which left the victim with an injured arm. We would particularly like to speak to a male and female walking together past the location where the incident occurred."

Two of the offenders are described as white, around 5ft 7ins to 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build and aged in their early 20s. One was wearing a black jacket and the other a dark blue jacket.

The third offender is described as white, about 5ft 5ins tall and of bigger build.

Anyone with information can contact DC Fairweather at Newport police station on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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