Knifepoint Robbery in Hedge End

Victim was followed after withdrawing money from Tesco ATM

An 18-year-old man was threatened with a craft knife and robbed after using a cashpoint in Hedge End last Friday night

The man who lives in Bristol had driven down with a friend to spend the weekend with his parents.

After stopping at McDonalds in Toll Bar Way at around 9.30 pm they were followed by a car along Kings Copse Avenue.

The victim was dropped off by his friend by Tesco where he withdrew cash from an ATM and walked towards Cranbourne Park. After he had passed Kings Copse School the car following him stopped and a man got out, punched him and held a Stanley-style craft knife to his throat while robbing him of £90.

The robber also tried to steal his rucksack and during a struggle the victim’s t-shirt was cut.

The robber ran off without the rucksack and the victim went to his parents’ house. Police were called the next day and are appealing for any witnesses to call Eastleigh CID on 101

Despite this latest terrifying attack, Hedge End Police were able to reveal in a presentation to the Town Council last week  that crime in the area had decreased by 20% over the year.

  5 comments for “Knifepoint Robbery in Hedge End

  1. malcom
    November 23, 2011 at 8:55 am

    and that they are closing the police station! It’s quite easy to make the figures go down if you don’t deal with crime!!

  2. mm
    Eastleigh Xpress
    November 23, 2011 at 11:06 am

    My guess is Sgt O’Hanlon and his team are not too happy about their Nick being closed down – not that they are at liberty to discuss it.

  3. malcolm
    November 23, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Don’t suppose it will make much difference to residents. If you were lucky enough to find the Hedge End Police Station open (closed most of the time), they refused to deal with anything which might cause them work.

    I bet the team aren’t happy about moving to another area. With others watching them,they might actually have to earn their wages.

  4. Bririshman
    December 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    When they close Hedge End police station (which is long overdue) they should make the entire force there redundant. 3 years ago when an armed attack was in process at Tesco – Tanhouse lane, they were called but no one came until after 2am, long after the store had closed and the assault was over. Two weeks later I witnessed 8 officers chasing a group of kids agaes 8 – 14 around the roads, hopping over garden fences, yelling at them to stand still, the kids were all laughing, 2 female officers were laughing at the male officers unable to catch the kids. 2011 Co-Op Hedge End which is less than 1 minute drive from the station was burgled not once but on three consecutive weekends, robbers smashed plate glass windows and broke in to steal cigarettes and alcohol, where were the police? why after the second robbery did they not have surveilance?

    Guaranteed whenever there is trouble Hedge End police do not respond until it suits them, yet if it’s kids playing around, or a minor traffic incident they will send the entire station.

    Crime does pay, it’s been criminal the way the tax payers money has been wasted on this station, good ridance.

  5. malcom
    December 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Couldn’t agree with you more Britishman. On the rare occasions I have contacted the Police they didn’t want to know. They arrived several hours after the criminals had departed although they were alerted at the time of the act. Obviously the reporting coincided with their tea break…

    Britishman was right: you can’t miss something that never work anyway.

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