Hampshire Alert Header Hampshire Alert Header
Click here to sign up to Isle of White Alert Click here to login to your Isle of White	Alert account

Two charged following robberies in Portsmouth and Waterlooville

Alert message sent 26/02/2021 17:19:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


Officers investigating two robberies, one in Portsmouth and one in Waterlooville, on Wednesday night (24th February) have charged two teenagers.

Just after 6.30pm,a man was approached by a group of people as he got out of his black Mercedes C250 in Gruneisen Road, Portsmouth.

He was threatened with what is believed to be a handgun and assaulted, before his car was stolen.

It was reported that just before 9pm, a boy was approached in Crookhorn Lane, Waterlooville, by a man who had just got out of the same black Mercedes.

Again, a weapon believed to be a handgun was held up and the boy was asked to hand over his property, including his phone.

Armed officers were deployed following calls to us about both incidents, and the vehicle was located at the top of Portsdown Hill.

Following a short pursuit, the vehicle was finally stopped in Portchester, close to Wicor Rec. 

A 16-year-old boy from Portsmouth has been charged with robbery, driving a motor vehicle dangerously, driving whilst disqualified, using a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance, failing to provide a specimen for analysis as a vehicle driver and three counts of arrest by a constable for breaking/being likely to break bail conditions.

He appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on Friday 26 February and has been remanded in youth custody.

A 17-year-old boy from Portsmouth has been charged with robbery, possession of a firearm while committing a Schedule 1 offence, possession of a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place and possession of a controlled Class B drug.

He appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on Friday 26 February and has been released on conditional bail.

An 18-year-old woman and 17-year-old girl, both from Portsmouth, have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
Message sent by
Danielle Butler (Police, Communications Officer, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight)

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk.

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.