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Man charged with robbery over Portsmouth incident

Man charged with robbery over Portsmouth incident

Man charged with robbery over Portsmouth incident

Police investigating an incident in Portsmouth‘s Sultan Road have charged a man with robbery.

It is alleged that shortly after 2pm on Monday, August 17, a man and woman entered an address and a 39-year-old man was assaulted inside before mobile phones were stolen.

As part of this investigation, Matthew Simon James Crocket (23), of George Street in Ryde, Isle of Wight, has been charged with robbery.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Saturday) morning, where he was further remanded to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court on September 21.

Hampshire Constabulary are still appealing for anyone who can help identify the woman pictured who was seen in the area at the time to contact them.

She is described as:

  • White.
  • Aged in her late twenties.
  • 5ft tall.
  • Medium build.
  • She had long dark hair.
  • She was wearing a black skirt, red top, a cream coloured scarf, and large brown sunglasses.

Anyone with information can call 101, quoting the reference 44200314680.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org

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