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Witness appeal following robbery in Poole

Dorset Police Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward as they investigate a robbery in Poole.

At around 3pm on Sunday 17 March 2024 a man aged in his 70s was assaulted in Lindsay Road, near to the junction with Wilderton Road, and had a black leather pouch stolen. The pouch contained the victim’s bank card, which was subsequently used to carry out a number of transactions at various stores in the area.

The victim did not sustain any serious injuries.

The offender was riding a bicycle and is described as white, aged in his 20s, well built and with blond hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt and light blue jeans.

Police Constable Alex Parsons, of Dorset Police, said: “We are carrying out a number of enquiries to identify the man responsible for this robbery and I would like to hear from any witnesses who were in the area and may have seen what happened.
“I would also urge motorists who were driving in the area and have dashcam fitted, as well as residents in the vicinity with home CCTV systems, to please review their footage from around the time of the incident to see if they have captured anything that might assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240040227. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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