6.30 AM Friday 18 April 2014

Robbery at Bournemouth Bookmakers - E-fit released

Detectives in Bournemouth are renewing their appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a woman robbed a bookmaker in the Strouden Park area of the town – with an e-fit of the offender being released.

E-fit image of a woman police wish to speak with following a robbery in a Bournemouth BookmakersThe incident took place at around 6.15pm on Sunday 23 December 2012, at Coral Bookmakers on Castle Lane West.

The offender approached a member of staff at the entrance of the shop while they were locking up, threatened her with what is believed to be a firearm and demanded cash.

The suspect left empty handed, running off towards Bradpole Road.

Detective Sergeant Dave Colomb, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said: “I am now able to release some more information about this incident.

“This incident happened opposite the Castle Point Shopping Centre and a busy main road, so it is likely there would have been members of the public in the area during the time of the incident, and that somebody may have information that can help us in our investigation.

“The woman we are looking to trace is very distinctive in appearance with very blonde wavy hair.

“She is five feet nine inches tall and of slim build, and was wearing two inch heels, a light brown scarf covering her neck and a black leather jacket.

“I urge anyone who may recognise the offender from the e-fit image, or anyone with any details to contact Dorset Police on 101 in the strictest confidence.”

No arrests have been made and nobody was injured.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 23:368. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

 

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