A MAN was assaulted and robbed in Sandown on Friday afternoon.
Isle of Wight police have launched an investigation after the 42 year old was pushed to the floor and had a rucksack containing a phone and other valuable equipment pulled off his back. He suffered cuts and grazes in the attack which took place near to the junction of St Johns Crescent at Avenue Road and Fort Mew.
Police said the suspect was described as a white man, aged about 21 years, 5 ft 10 ins to 5 ft 11ins tall, fat with shortish brown hair, side burns and stubble. He was wearing a short sleeved light blue T-shirt and shorts.
A second man present during the incident was described as white and about 5ft 6ins tall.
The rucksack contained a black Sony Xperia Tipo mobile phone, black iPad 16gb, black iPod touch 32gb, black 'Animal' leather wallet containing cash, debit cards and driving licence and a grey 'Everlast' hoody which has a zip half way the way up the front.
Anyone with information can contact Newport CID by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.