3.15 AM Friday 27 May 2016

Attempted robbery in Bournemouth - Witness appeal

Officers in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following an attempted robbery at a video rental shop in Boscombe.

The incident happened at around 4.55pm on Sunday 16 December 2012 at Flicks on Christchurch Road.

The offender entered the store and demanded money from the till, before threatening a member of staff.

Fortunately he was scared off by a customer arriving at the premises and left empty handed.

Police Constable Rob Elliott, of Bournemouth police, said: “The offender is described as a white man, around six feet in height, aged between 20 and 25 and well built.

“At the time of the offence he was wearing a dark peaked cap with a blue scarf pulled over his face up to his eyes.

“He was wearing dark clothing.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed a man matching this description acting suspiciously prior to this incident, or saw the attempted robbery take place.

“Any help or information is appreciated in order to help bring this offender to justice.”

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Dorset Police on the non emergency number 101.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 16:320. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.


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