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Robbery in Eastrop Park
A MAN was robbed as he walked through a Basingstoke park.
The incident took place as the 23-year-old victim walked along a footpath in Eastrop Park, heading towards the Riverdene estate at 11.30pm on Tuesday, July 17.
A man tried to grab his bag, and while they struggled, a second man punched the victim to the back of the head, causing him to fall to the ground and let go of the bag.
It contained a black Apple iPad, a blue Samsung Galaxy s3 mobile phone and two text books.
Both robbers made off towards Festival Place .
One is described as black, around 20-year-old, wore a dark-coloured cap with a white peak and had a dark handkerchief over the lower part of his face.
The second attacker is described as white, around 6ft tall and aged between 18 and 22.
Detective Constable Jo Blanchard said: “This was a completely unprovoked incident where a young man has had his belonging stolen in a violent way.”
Three men, all from the Basingstoke area, were arrested in connection with this incident but have since been released without charge.
Anyone with information can contact DC Blanchard, at Basingstoke police station, on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.