Andover police hunt for intruder

Police are appealing for information about a knifepoint robbery that took place at the King George Road playing fields in Andover.

It happened sometime between 12.45pm and 1.10pm on Tuesday 6 June, shortly after the 84-year-old victim got off a bus on King George Road.

He was then approached by two black males, both described as being 5ft 8ins tall and aged in their 20s.

The victim was then punched to the floor and threatened with a knife. He handed over £400 in cash and a gold Rolex watch to the men, who then ran off.

The victim sustained bruising to his right cheek and ear in the robbery.

Detective Constable Chris Phillips said: “This is a rare occurrence in Andover, and we are keen to hear from anyone who might have information that will help our investigation.

“Were you in the area at the time? Did you see what happened, or did you notice anything suspicious? If so, please contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting 44170213933.

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Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

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