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Appeal following robbery in Wareham

12 June 2021
Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a robbery in Wareham.

At around 11.30am on Friday 11 June 2021 the victim – a local man aged in his 80s – returned to his car that was parked in Howard’s Lane car park.

As he got into this vehicle, he noticed a woman walk toward his car. She stopped to say hello and then got into the vehicle passenger side uninvited, leant across him and made sexual advances toward him, which was not welcome. When the victim asked the woman to leave she became aggressive.

The women grabbed the victim's hand and scratched it, she then left the vehicle. The victim subsequently discovered that his gold Rolex watch had been stolen.

The suspect is described as around 40 years old, five feet nine inches tall, of large build and with medium-length dark hair worn down. She wore a white top, dark trousers and pale red lipstick.

Police Constable Stuart Wilson, of Purbeck police, said: “The watch was bought for the victim by his wife 25 years ago and is of great sentimental value.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area of the Howard’s Lane car park at the relevant time and either saw the offender, or captured the incident or the offender on dashcam, to please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210092746. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111. 

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