Two people arrested after a man had a Canada Goose jacket taken during a violent robbery in Winchester

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Police are investigating a robbery in which a 22-year-old man had his Canada Goose jacket taken in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The man was approached by two men at around 3.27am at the junction of The Broadway and Colebrook Street and assaulted.

The pair then took the victim down Colebrook Street where they continued to assault him before stealing his Canada Goose silver jacket, wallet and necklace, leaving him with cuts to his face and hands.

Officers arrested a 41-year-old man from Kingsworthy and a 21-year-old man from Winchester on suspicion of theft.

Both men were questioned and released under investigation as investigations continue.

Police are now looking to identify possible witnesses and are specifically looking for a taxi driver who tried to help the victim shortly after the incident.

A Hampshire Police spokesperson said: “Officers investigating a robbery which took place in Winchester in the early hours of Saturday morning (February 19) are seeking information and a key witness.

“At approximately 3:27 a.m. on Saturday February 19, a 22-year-old man was approached by two men at the junction of The Broadway and Colebrook Street and assaulted.

“The two men then took the 22-year-old to Colebrook Street where they continued to assault him. They then stole a Canada Goose silver jacket, wallet and necklace. The victim suffered cuts to his face and in the hands.

“Officers have arrested a 41-year-old man from Kingsworthy and a 21-year-old man from Winchester on suspicion of theft.

“Both men have been questioned and released under investigation as investigations continue.

“Officers are keen to identify a taxi driver who attempted to assist the victim shortly after the incident. We believe this individual may be able to assist our investigation. Was it you?

“Anyone who has witnessed anything or has any information about this incident is asked to get in touch by calling 101 quoting reference 44220069599.

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

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