Witness appeal following aggravated burglary in Bournemouth

20 March 2020
Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Dorset Police was called at 10.07pm on Thursday 19 March 2020 to a report of a group of men wearing balaclavas entering an address on St Peter's Road.

During the incident, it is reported that two of the men grabbed a man and held a knife to his throat. 

A set of keys and a mobile phone were stolen. The phone has since been located.

The victim did not sustain any injuries.

Officers attended, including armed response officers and dogs, and carried out a search of the area. The road was closed to allow officers to carry out enquiries at the scene.

Detective Inspector Neil Third, of Bournemouth CID, said: “A full and thorough investigation is underway to identify the offenders.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed a group of men in the area around the relevant time to please get in touch.

“I understand this may cause concern within the community, but I would like to reassure residents that enquiries are ongoing and local officers can be approached with any concerns.”

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 55200042128. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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