9.12 PM Monday 30 May 2016

Witnesses sought after robbery in Bournemouth

Detectives investigating a robbery in the town are appealing for witnesses and anyone with any information to come forward.

The incident happened at 1.15am on Saturday 15 December 2012 at the junction of Poole Hill and Norwich Avenue in the Triangle area.

The victims, two 17-year-old girls from Bournemouth, were walking along Poole Hill toward Westbourne. At the junction with Norwich Avenue they were approached by two teenage girls and one teenage boy.

One of the offending girls tried to grab a handbag from one of the victims pulling her to the ground.

The handbag, containing keys, was stolen and the victim was assaulted. The second female offender punched the second victim once to the face, before all three offenders made off along Norwich Road.

The two victims were uninjured.

Detective Constable Ross Graham, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This seems to have been an unprovoked attack on two young victims.

“I urge anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information about those responsible to contact police as soon as possible.

“Anyone who witnessed this offence should call Dorset Police urgently.”

All three offenders are described as being approximately 17 years of age.

The boy is about five feet seven inches tall, of skinny build and with short hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top and tracksuit bottoms.

Both of the female offenders are described as white.

One of them has blonde hair. The other is around five feet five inches tall, of small build with dark hair tied in a short pony tail with a side fringe. She was wearing an aqua blue hooded top with a black leather jacket over the top.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 15:41. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.


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