Appeal for information following robbery in Bournemouth

Alert message sent 09/08/2021 14:34:00

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Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following a robbery in Bournemouth.
The incident occurred at around 7pm on Monday 26 July 2021 near to Victoria Park football ground on Namu Road while a 14-year-old boy was riding an e-scooter with a friend. 
They were approached by a man who asked to have a go and despite continually being told no, the man has used force to push the boys off the scooter before riding off on it. The boys did not sustain any injuries.
The man is described as white, aged between 20 and 25 years old, six feet tall and of slim build with short black or brown hair. He had a tattoo on the back of his left leg and was wearing a black T-shirt and black shorts.
The e-scooter is a black Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 Electric Scooter.
Police Constable Calum Maton, of Bournemouth police, said: “We have been carrying out a number of enquiries into this incident so far and I am appealing to anyone who may have information about the robbery to please come forward.
“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen an e-scooter matching the description given for sale locally in unusual circumstances.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210120156. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
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