13 July 2016
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a reported robbery in Bridport.
The incident happened at around 11.30pm on Monday 11 July 2016 when the victim,a local man aged in his 50s, approached a man in a wheelchair to ask for directions.
The man was guided along St Swithins Road and, as they reached Dorset Vehicle Rentals, it is alleged the victim was assaulted by the man in the wheelchair and robbed of a small quantity of cash.
It is reported that two other men saw the incident. They are described as being aged between 18 and 20 years old and with brown hair. They were both wearing white tops and one wore brown jeans and the other wore blue jeans.
Detective Sergeant Nicky Jenkins, of Weymouth CID: said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw a man in a wheelchair in the area of St Swithins Road on Monday evening to please contact me.
“I am particularly keen to identify the two men who are reported to have witnessed part of the incident.”
A 28-year-old man of Bridport has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries until the end of August 2016.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 11:473. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.
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