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.