LOCAL NEWS: Police appeal to public to help find street robbers


Officers have been investigating a robbery in Bournemouth town centre, issuing a CCTV image of four men, which they would like to speak to.

Friday 3 January 2020, a 19-year-old man was approached outside jewellery shop, Pandora on Old Christchurch Road by a group of four men at around 1:20am.  The 19-year-old victim, was tackled to the floor by one of them who attempted to steal his phone and money. Two of the other men that are part of the group, then joined in the assault and succeeded in obtaining the victim’s money and phone, as well as a bottle of alcohol he was carrying

The victim was hit numerous times in the face, causing minor injuries to his nose and forehead, but didn’t involve any hospital treatment.  

Throughout the incident, the first man pulled his top up, showing the handle of a knife tucked into his waist band and threatened to use it against the victim. The offender then dropped the phone and money before walking away toward the Lansdowne area with the bottle of alcohol.

The man in possession of the knife is described as white, in his 20s, around five feet seven inches tall and of medium build. He was wearing a black Nike jacket, white shorts and a black backpack. He was with two white men and a black man, who is described as being aged in his early 20s, tall and of slim build, with two silver teeth on the bottom row. All three were wearing grey Nike jackets.

Investigations Officer Emily Greenwood, of Bournemouth CID, said: “We have been making enquiries into this unprovoked, violent incident and have obtained a CCTV image of four men we would like to speak to.

“I appreciate the image is not of the best quality but would urge anyone who has any information as to their identity to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200001011. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.




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