“This is an unusual occurrence for Eastleigh. Thankfully, the victim was not seriously injured. It is a brazen offence to commit in broad daylight, and I am appealing for anyone in the area who may have seen the incident or the suspects to contact me,” DC Spafford said.
A 43-year-old woman was knocked to the ground and robbed in broad daylight as she walked her dog in a service road behind her Dutton Lane home.
At about 2.20pm Tuesday, January 22, the woman left her back garden to walk the terrier dog along the service road. Two youths ran towards her. They hit her around the head and snatched her handbag, leaving her on the ground.
The bag was found later in the road. Approximately £55 – £65 was missing.
Detectives want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who recognises the descriptions of the two offenders.
Both are white and aged between 15 and 16. The first is about 6ft 4ins tall and thin with a slim face. He wore a dark coat and a folded back beanie hat.
The second is 5ft 8ins tall and stocky with a full face which has spots and a possible cold sore on his mouth. He has fair or light brown hair which stuck out from a brown hooded top.
DC Scott Spafford is appealing for information about the robbery.
He also urged women who do not have a purse or bag lanyard to obtain one by contacting the Safer Neighbourhoods Team at Eastleigh police station.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Spafford at Eastleigh CID on 101.