Witness Appeal to Violent Robbery by Lidl AndoverOfficers are appealing for information after a man had his bike stolen in a robbery in Andover.

The robbery took place between 1.30am and 2am on Friday, December 18, by the Lidl store in Western Avenue.

The 41-year-old victim had arrived at the store to start work. He was approached by a man who then punched him in the face.

The attack caused a two-inch cut to the victim’s forehead which needed hospital treatment.

The attacker then took the victim’s GT mountain bike before leaving the scene.

The offender is described as a black male, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, about 6ft tall and of slim to medium build. He was wearing a green parka-style jacket.

PC Kate Towerton, of Northern Area CID, said: “This was a totally unprovoked attack on an innocent member of the public, who has been left shaken by the ordeal.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or who knows anything about it is asked to contact PC Towerton on 101, quoting 44150443229.

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

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