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Update - reported robbery at bookmakers in Bournemouth

21 March 2019
Detectives investigating a reported robbery at a bookmakers in Bournemouth have arrested a man.

At 3.50pm on Friday 15 March 2019 Dorset Police was called to a report of a robbery at Coral bookmakers in Seamoor Road.

It was reported that a man had entered the store and made threats that he was in possession of a weapon before making off with cash. There were no reports of any weapon being seen and no reports of any injuries.

A 46-year-old man from Bournemouth was arrested yesterday evening, Wednesday 20 March 2019, on suspicion of robbery and remains assisting officers with their enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Mark Portelli, of Bournemouth CID, said: “I would still appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information that may assist my investigation 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 55190039773. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


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