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Appeal for witnesses following street robbery in Bournemouth

16 January 2019
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a street robbery in Bournemouth.

The incident happened at around 5am on Sunday 13 January 2019 on Old Christchurch Road at the junction with Lorne Park Road.

The victim - a local man aged in his 40s - was approached by two men before he was punched in the head and fell to the ground.

His mobile phone, jewellery and cash were stolen. He sustained four broken ribs and a black eye and received hospital treatment.

Both offenders are described as black men aged in their 20s, of slim build and with London accents. One was around six feet two inches tall with dark-coloured short hair. The second man was around six feet tall with similar hair.

Detective Constable Ben Swain, of Bournemouth CID, said: "A full investigation is underway and I am appealing to anyone with information or who saw anything suspicious around the time of the incident to please come forward."

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 55190006465. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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