Witness appeal after robbery in Bournemouth

20 March 2016

Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a robbery in the town.

The incident happened at around 4.30am this morning, Sunday 20 March 2016.

A local man in his fifties was walking through the subway linking the two parts of Suffolk Road when he was approached by two unknown men. He was punched in the face causing him to lose three teeth. The offenders then stole his wallet and mobile phone before they ran off.

One of the men is described as white, approximately six feet tall with a small head and black short hair. He wore a dark jacket.

The second man was also white but about five feet five inches tall, of big build and with short hair.

Detective Constable Will Burnett, of Bournemouth CID, said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information about those responsible to contact police on 101.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered a black HTC M8 mobile phone to purchase in unusual circumstances.”

No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 20:83. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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