Update – alleged attempted robbery at post office in Bournemouth

07 February 2020
A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged attempted robbery and theft at a Bournemouth post office.

At around 6.50am on Sunday 26 January 2020 Dorset Police was called to the Post Office in Tuckton Road following reports a male member of staff had been approached by a man with his hood up and face covered with sunglasses and a scarf, who produced a hammer and ordered him to put money into a bag.

It was reported the staff member pressed a panic alarm and the offender allegedly grabbed a pack of four beers before running out of the shop without paying. 

A CCTV appeal was issued by officers on Tuesday 4 February 2020.

A 36-year-old Bournemouth man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been released under investigation as officers continue to make enquiries.

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 55200012883. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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