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Victim robbed by large gang in Popley, Basingstoke
3:52pm Thursday 7th March 2013 in News
A GANG attacked a man in Basingstoke and robbed him of his mobile phone.
The attack took place between 9.30pm and 9.45pm on Monday, March 4, when the 32-year-old victim was walking along the alleyway between Madeira Close and Maldive Road in Popley.
A group of ten or a dozen young men approached from the direction of Carpenters Down. The victim was pushed to the ground and kicked before having his phone stolen. The men then ran off in various directions.
The victim did not sustain any injuries.
PC Gemma Dunn, said: “The group are described as white, aged in their teens to early 20s and wearing dark clothing.
“The victim was carrying his mobile phone in his hand at the time of the robbery. As always, I would advise residents to keep valuable property hidden when it’s not being used.”
Anyone with information should contact PC Dunn at Basingstoke police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers, the charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.