Police are conducting door-to-door interviews in Portswood as part of the investigation into a robbery which occurred on Alma Road in the early hours of Saturday morning.
A 19-year-old man was approached by three men at around 3am on May 5 as he walked home from a night out along Alma Road. The attackers had their faces covered with scarves.
They demanded cash and punched the victim, one of them also head-butting him. He fell to the ground and the men robbed him of some change before running across Portswood Road and escaping along Spring Crescent.
The three suspects are described as White, aged around 19-20, between 5ft 10 inches and 6ft 2 inches tall.
It is not clear whether the victim was a student. He had been walking with a friend, but the two had parted ways shortly before the attack.
No arrests have been made so far, and police are urging locals to take basic safety precautions and avoid walking home alone at night.
If this kept happening anywhere other than Portswood, something would have been done about it by now. People here are used to this sort of thing.
A student living on neighbouring Gordon Avenue commented:
Anybody who witnessed the incident, or has any other information regarding the crime is asked to call Detective Constable Janine Bradley at Bitterne CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.