29 July 2016
Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses following a street robbery in Bournemouth.
The incident happened at around 10.25pm on Thursday 28 July 2016 along Meyrick Road near to the Queens Hotel.
The victim, a 15-year-old Saudi boy currently studying in Bournemouth, was kicked in the back from behind before the offender stole cash from the victim's wallet and made off toward Gervis Road.
The boy suffered a minor injury to his back and did not require hospital treatment. He did not get a clear view of the offender, but the person was wearing a grey jacket and baseball cap.
Detective Constable Leigh Topol, of Bournemouth CID, said: "I would ask that anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the offence to contact me.
"We would like to reassure the public that the local Neighbourhood Policing Team has stepped up patrols in the area and can be contacted with any concerns."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55160113833.
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