Appeal for information following reported robbery in Bournemouth

Alert message sent 18/01/2021 16:53:00

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Officers investigating a reported robbery in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

 Dorset Police received a report that at around 1.10pm on Friday 15 January 2021 a robbery occurred on a footpath that leads from Harewood Avenue to the Littledown Estate.

 It was reported that a 17-year-old boy was approached by three people, threatened with a knife and his bicycle stolen. The three suspects reportedly made off in the direction of Sevenoaks Drive.

 Officers attended and carried out searches of the area. A 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man, both from Bournemouth, were arrested on suspicion of robbery and have been released on police bail.

 Enquiries to identify a third suspect are ongoing.

 Police Constable Chris Raspini, of Dorset Police’s Priority Crime Team, said: “We are continuing to investigate this robbery and I am appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with information that might assist our enquiries, to please come forward.

“I am particularly keen to speak to two women – a woman with black hair who was walking her dog in the area and a blonde woman – who the victim spoke to after the incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210010929. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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