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Witness appeal following alleged robbery in Bournemouth

Alert message sent 18/03/2022 16:47:00

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Detectives investigating a reported robbery in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Dorset Police received a report at 4.14pm on Wednesday 16 March 2022 of a robbery in Columbia Road. 

It is alleged that two boys approached a 12-year-old local boy and pulled him into a nearby subway. The two boys are known to the victim and it is reported that one of them was in possession of a knife.

Following enquiries, a 14-year-old boy from Bournemouth has been arrested on suspicion of robbery. 

Detective Inspector Jon Sainsbury, of Bournemouth CID, said: “An investigation is underway into the incident and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened to please get in touch.

“I would also like to speak to anyone who may have captured anything of relevance on home CCTV or dashcam footage.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220042352. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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