Man charged in connection with reported knifepoint robberies in Bournemouth

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A man has been charged in connection with reported knifepoint robberies in Bournemouth.

The six incidents – two robberies and four attempted robberies – are reported to have occurred in Bournemouth town centre between Tuesday 24 November and Thursday 3 December 2020. It is alleged that the victims were threatened with a knife on each occasion.

Four incidents occurred on the night of Tuesday 24 November 2020 near to the Lansdowne Roundabout, the East Cliff, the junction of Lansdowne Road and Holdenhurst Road and near to Asda at the St Pauls Roundabout.

A further was reported to have occurred at 11.20pm on Monday 30 November 2020 in Howard Road.

A sixth incident was reported in Lowther Road on the evening of Thursday 3 December 2020. 

A 23-year-old local man was arrested on Thursday 3 December 2020. He was charged on Friday 4 December 2020 with two robbery offences and four counts of attempted robbery and appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 5 December 2020.

He is next due to appear at Bournemouth Crown Court on Tuesday 5 January 2021.

Detective Constable Christian Bryant, of Dorset Police’s Priority Crime Team, said: “Our investigation into these reported incidents remain ongoing. I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who lives in the area of Howard Road and may have captured anything of relevance on their home CCTV systems.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200177194. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
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