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Witness appeal after bag theft in Weymouth

November 6, 2014, 7:11 pm

Officers in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a bag was stolen from a man driving a mobility scooter on the Rodwell Trail.

The incident occurred at approximately 1.20pm on Monday 3 November 2014 on the footbridge over Newstead Road, toward the gun emplacement.

The victim, a local man in his sixties, was approached by a man who attempted to engage him in conversation.

The offender then took the victims bag from the basket on the front of his mobility scooter before fleeing the scene in the direction of Abbotsbury Road. He then turned down the slope that leads to Newstead Road opposite Knightsdale Road.

Police Constable Richard Shirley, of Weymouth and Portland police, said: “I am keen to speak with anyone who saw what happened or who has any information that could assist our investigation.

“I am also keen to speak with anyone who may have seen the offender in the area of the Rodwell Trail at approximately 1.30pm on Monday 3 November 2014.

“He was described as white, in his mid-twenties, five feet ten inches tall, of medium build and unshaven. He was wearing a dark green beanie hat, a dark green windcheater zip up waist length jacket, dark blue denim jeans and trainer boots.

“All calls will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 03:210. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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