Witness appeal after robbery in Poole

24 March 2016

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was robbed of his mobile phone in the Branksome area of Poole.

At around 1pm on Sunday 20 March 2016, a man was cycling along a wooden track running from Wilderton Road to Leicester Road when he got off his bike to have something to eat. He noticed two men nearby who were drinking canned lager.

One of the offenders grabbed the victim from behind while the second man stole his mobile phone.

They made off on bicycles toward Westbourne. The victim, a local man aged in his 30s, was not physically injured.

The first offender is described as white, aged 30 to 40 and around six feet tall. He wore a dark green or blue jacket and blue trousers.

The second offender is described as white, aged 30 to 40, around six feet tall and with a round face, blue eyes and a blond goatee beard. He wore a black Nike baseball cap and grey Adidas top and jogging bottoms which had three stripes down the arms and legs. He also had a blue bag worn across his chest.

Police Constable Luke Davis, of Poole police, said: “I am appealing to anyone who saw the incident or recognises the offenders from the description given, to please call me on 101.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 21:82. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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