Police are this week appealing for information and witnesses to come forward following an assault in Sandown on Saturday night.
A 50-year-old man left the Turkish Delight takeaway on the High Street and began walking towards Pier Street at around 22:45 when he was struck from behind.
The man fell to the floor and unfortunately did not see his attacker. It was discovered £35 was missing.
DC Peter Russell from Hampshire Constabulary said:
“This was an unprovoked assault where the victim was struck from behind. It is likely that the area would have been busy and I would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or knows who is responsible.
“I would like to remind people to be vigilant when out walking and to be aware of their personal safety. Keep valuables and money out of sight and where possible stick to busy or well lit locations if walking alone.”
Anyone with any information should contact Det Con Russell at Newport police station on 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.