LOCAL: Attempted robbery at Tuckton Post Office – man arrested


Following a police CCTV appeal, a man has been arrested in connection with the attempted robbery and theft at a post office in Bournemouth. 

The incident occurred at the Post Office in Tuckton Road at around 6.50 am on Sunday 26 January 2020. A member of staff was approached by a man with his hood up with sunglasses and a scarf covering his face. He then produced a hammer and ordered the member of staff to put money into a bag. 

Following this, the member of staff pressed a panic button and the offender grabbed a pack of beer before exiting the shop without paying. As he left he went in the direction of Iford Lane. 

The offender was not located during a search of the area by investigating officers.

Earlier this week police released issued a CCTV appeal on 4 February, since then a man has been arrested linked with the attempted robbery and theft. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police or call 101, quoting occurrence number 55200012883.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously or on 0800 555 111.


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