Police are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man was robbed last night (Wednesday 1st November) in Inverness Road.
At about 9.15pm the victim got off a bus near Hanway Road, on Kingston Road, and walked through Little George St, passed Manor Primary School into Inverness Road.
When he was walking along Inverness Road, the man heard footsteps behind him. He then saw two or three men get out of a small red car. It is believed the men walking and the men from the car joined together and grabbed the victim around the neck and proceeded to punch and kick him.
The victim was knocked to the ground outside of Manor Infant School, when the men stole his Armani watch, worth about £200, and a New Balance ‘man bag’, which contained his passport and other personal items.
He sustained bruising and swelling to his face and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital.
It is believed there were at least four men who attacked the victim. All of the men were described as white, 18-22-years-old and around six feet tall. One of the men was wearing a coat with the hood up. A white woman with blonde hair was in the driver’s seat of the small red car.
DC Dan Whiting who is investigating, said, “This was a vicious robbery by a group of men, against a lone teenager.
“We’d like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen anything suspicious in the area around the time of the attack.”
If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference 441 7042 6004, or contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or give info via http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org