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Witness appeal following aggravated burglary in Bournemouth

03 November 2017
Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary in Bournemouth are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

It was reported that at around 6.30am on Thursday 2 November 2017 a man entered a property in Charminster Road holding an axe and demanded money. The man then picked up a laptop and television before leaving the address.

He was seen to go down an alleyway heading toward St Alban’s Crescent.

The victim, a woman aged in her 40s, was not injured in the incident. There was nobody else at the address at the time.

The offender, who had the lower part of his face covered, is described as black, aged in his late 20s or early 30s, of athletic build and more than six feet tall.

Detective Constable Amy Burbidge, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This was a very frightening ordeal for the victim and we are making every effort to locate the man involved. We have also taken steps to safeguard the victim.

“We have made a number of enquiries into this incident and I would ask any witnesses or anyone with information that can assist our investigation to contact 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 55170171113. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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