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Update – arrest in connection with reported robberies at convenience stores

11 June 2021
A man has been arrested as part of an investigation into reported robberies and an attempted robbery at stores in Bournemouth and Ferndown.

It was reported that at around 3.25pm on Thursday 20 May 2021 a man entered Co-op in Castle Lane West in Bournemouth and demanded money from the member of staff present. They refused to hand over money and the man ran out of the shop.

It was also alleged that a man, believed to be the same individual, entered McColl’s in Turbary Road in Ferndown at around 4.50pm that same day and demanded staff at the till give him money. He then reportedly grabbed some cash before running out of the store.

The man was reported to be in possession of a knife, but did not threaten staff with it.

It was further reported that at around 2.20pm on Friday 21 May 2021 a man entered Co-op on Cranleigh Road in Bournemouth and demanded money from the till before stealing cigarettes, vape liquid and cash.

Following enquiries by detectives from Bournemouth CID, a 30-year-old man from Wiltshire was arrested on suspicion of robbery and attempted robbery. He has been released under investigation as detectives continue to make enquiries.
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