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Appeal following attempted robbery in Bournemouth

November 26, 2012, 4:20 pm

Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following an attempted robbery in Boscombe.

The incident happened on the corner of Ashley Road and Tower Road at approximately 00.30am on Saturday 24 November 2012.

The victim, a 31 year-old woman from Bournemouth, was walking to her car that was parked on Tower Road when she was approached from behind by a man who put his arm around her face and demanded her wallet.

As a result of this incident the women received minor scratches to her face. Fortunately, she was able to get away from the man and drive off.

Detective Constable Ken Todd, of Bournemouth and Poole CID said: “This would appear to be an isolated incident but I am keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anything or who may be able to assist us with our enquiries.

“Any help or information is appreciated.”

The offender is described as being a white man, approximately five feet eight inches tall and of medium build. He is believed to be in his late 30s and had a local accent.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a dark hooded top and dark jeans.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 24:025. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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