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Witness appeal following robbery in Bournemouth

Alert message sent 29/04/2022 11:56:00

Information sent on behalf of Dorset Alert


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

Dorset Police received a report at around 5pm on Wednesday 27 April 2022 relating to a robbery that had occurred in Runnymede Avenue. The victim, a woman aged in her 50s, was approached by a man who asked for directions and for the time. She responded and carried on walking.

As the victim approached Shapland Avenue, she felt her bag being yanked and turned round to see the man grabbing it and trying to pull it away. The victim fell to the ground, sustaining an injury to her lip.

The offender made off along Shapland Avenue in the direction of Magna Road with the bag, which contained her purse, bank cards and various other items.
He is described as white, around five feet eight inches tall, aged in his late 20s to early 30s and of slim build with short, mousy brown hair. He was wearing a black quilted jacket, black T-shirt and black jeans.

Police Constable Greg Johnson, of Dorset Police, said: “This was a very distressing incident for the victim and we are carrying out a number of enquiries to identify the man responsible.
“I would urge anyone with information that might assist our investigation to please come forward.

“I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area around the time of the robbery, or who may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam or home CCTV systems.”

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 55220066284. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.
 
 
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