CCTV appeal following burglary and card fraud in Bournemouth

10 July 2019
Officers investigating the theft of a purse and subsequent card use in Bournemouth are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to identify.

Sometime between 6pm and 7.50pm on Friday 7 June 2019 a purse was stolen from a staff room area at the Royal Bath Hotel on Bath Road.

It was subsequently used to pay contactless for items in Tesco Express in The Triangle. The victim, a local woman aged in her 20s, received notification of this transaction and immediately cancelled her card. A further attempt was made to pay for items at a second store at 8.11pm the same day but this was declined. 

Police Constable Graeme Johnston, of Dorset Police, said: “As part of our enquiries I am now in a position to issue a CCTV image of a man we would like to identify and I am appealing to anyone who knows who he is to please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190086389. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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