CCTV appeal following robbery at Bournemouth store

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Detectives investigating a robbery at a shop in Bournemouth are issuing CCTV images of the suspect.

 A man entered McColl’s in Commercial Road shortly after 4pm on Tuesday 15 December 2020 and approached the member of staff at the shop counter.

 He made threats to harm them unless they handed over money from the till.

 The victim feared for their safety and opened the till. The offender made off with a number of bank notes, leaving the store in the direction of Poole Hill.

 Detective Sergeant Leo Glendon, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This must have been a very distressing incident for the member of staff and we are carrying out a full investigation to identify the offender.

“I am issuing CCTV images of the suspect and while I appreciate his face is partially covered, I would urge anyone who recognises him to please contact us.

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“I would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area or has any information that might assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200188436. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
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