Detectives investigating an alleged robbery of a courier
at a Bournemouth building society are renewing their appeal for
witnesses and information – with an e-fit of a man that police wish
to speak with being released.
Services – employers of the cash in transit courier – is also
offering a £5000 reward for any information that leads to the
conviction of the alleged offenders.
The incident, in which a courier was reportedly pushed to the
ground and robbed by three men as he entered the Nationwide
Building Society on Wimborne Road in the Kinson area of
Bournemouth, happened at around 9.15pm on Wednesday, 14 October
The three men were all around five feet ten inches to six feet
tall and of a stocky build. All three men were wearing dark zip-up
hooded tops, dark jeans and masks. No further description is
Detectives believe that a white Ford Transit van, with the
registration number R892 BKP and red text that reads ‘Carpet
Factory’ on its sides, may have been used by the alleged
Detective Inspector Craig Travers, of Bournemouth and Poole
said: "Following further enquiries, I am now able to release both a
picture of this van and an e-fit of a man who may have been driving
"I would like to hear from anyone who recalls seeing this
distinctive white Ford Transit van, travelling or stationary,
between around 10pm on Tuesday, 13 October and 7.30am on Wednesday,
14 October 2009.
"The van had been sold during the evening of Tuesday, 13 October
and I am keen to hear from anyone who may have seen this vehicle
being driven around the Bournemouth area, or parked by the road, or
even at a petrol station.
also like to hear from anyone who recognises the man pictured in
the e-fit, or anyone who may have seen a man fitting this
description either in a white Ford Transit van or in the Kinson
area at around 9.15pm on Wednesday, 14 October 2009.
"This man may be able to help me with my investigation."
No-one was injured as a result of this incident, however a
quantity of money – the amount of which is not being released – was
On Monday, 19 October 2009 a 48-year-old Boscombe man was
arrested in connection with the incident and has since been
released on bail.
Yesterday, Thursday 22 October 2009, a 38-year-old Kinson man
was arrested and has also been released on police bail while
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset
Police in confidence on 01202 222 222 or the free and anonymous
Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111, where mobile phone tariffs may