Bournemouth EchoCCTV released after attempted armed robbery at Winton bookies (From Bournemouth Echo)

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Bournemouth Echo: CCTV released after attempted armed robbery at Winton bookies CCTV released after attempted armed robbery at Winton bookies

DETECTIVES have released an image of a man they wish to speak with following an attempted armed robbery at a bookmakers.

During the incident, which took place yesterday at around 5.25pm at Coral in Wimborne Road, Winton, a member of staff was threatened with a handgun.

A man - who had covered his face and head - approached the counter and threatened the employee.

A customer who was also at the counter confronted the offender and as a result received a small cut to his head.

However, no one else was injured in the incident.

The offender then left Coral and was seen running up Latimer Road.

He is described as a white man who is bald on the top of his head, and was wearing a black top and a grey hoody. He had a smooth black scarf around his face.

Detective Constable Alan Marks, of Bournemouth CID, said: “Fortunately the offender left empty handed.

“It is thought that after the incident he got into a silver Skoda Fabio and may have been with a black man who was seen acting suspiciously at the time.

“Following enquiries I am now able to release a CCTV image of the suspect.

“I would ask him or anyone who recognises him, to contact me urgently.”

No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 22:336 Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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1:23pm Wed 23 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

Are they having a laugh?
What image?

We might as well see the back of him.......
Are they having a laugh? What image? We might as well see the back of him....... BIGTONE
  • Score: -4

1:41pm Wed 23 Apr 14

MrDMan says...

I think it's Karl Pilkington?
I think it's Karl Pilkington? MrDMan
  • Score: 15

2:10pm Wed 23 Apr 14

littlevoice234 says...

Did he have an accent?
Did he have an accent? littlevoice234
  • Score: -1

2:46pm Wed 23 Apr 14

steve518 says...

Superb picture the photo of the shop front is about as much use
Superb picture the photo of the shop front is about as much use steve518
  • Score: 5

3:44pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Queen jess x says...

DID HE HAVE AN ACCENT?

I bet you would have loved it if he did ? Blame europeans for this ? I feel for the guy i am sure he did it out of pressures of poverty! Poor homeless guy who held up shop in Alma road got 8 years last month bet he was desperate too.all bookies do is Rob people all day on commercial scale!!
DID HE HAVE AN ACCENT? I bet you would have loved it if he did ? Blame europeans for this ? I feel for the guy i am sure he did it out of pressures of poverty! Poor homeless guy who held up shop in Alma road got 8 years last month bet he was desperate too.all bookies do is Rob people all day on commercial scale!! Queen jess x
  • Score: -29

4:13pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Awful image. About time these robbing establishments spent some of their ill gotten gains on a decent CCTV system
Awful image. About time these robbing establishments spent some of their ill gotten gains on a decent CCTV system Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 15

4:23pm Wed 23 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

Queen jess x wrote:
DID HE HAVE AN ACCENT?

I bet you would have loved it if he did ? Blame europeans for this ? I feel for the guy i am sure he did it out of pressures of poverty! Poor homeless guy who held up shop in Alma road got 8 years last month bet he was desperate too.all bookies do is Rob people all day on commercial scale!!
What a stupid comment.
[quote][p][bold]Queen jess x[/bold] wrote: DID HE HAVE AN ACCENT? I bet you would have loved it if he did ? Blame europeans for this ? I feel for the guy i am sure he did it out of pressures of poverty! Poor homeless guy who held up shop in Alma road got 8 years last month bet he was desperate too.all bookies do is Rob people all day on commercial scale!![/p][/quote]What a stupid comment. pete woodley
  • Score: 16

4:37pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Queen jess x wrote:
DID HE HAVE AN ACCENT?

I bet you would have loved it if he did ? Blame europeans for this ? I feel for the guy i am sure he did it out of pressures of poverty! Poor homeless guy who held up shop in Alma road got 8 years last month bet he was desperate too.all bookies do is Rob people all day on commercial scale!!
He's not homeless anymore then although I expect inviting friends over for drinks and nibbles may prove tricky.
[quote][p][bold]Queen jess x[/bold] wrote: DID HE HAVE AN ACCENT? I bet you would have loved it if he did ? Blame europeans for this ? I feel for the guy i am sure he did it out of pressures of poverty! Poor homeless guy who held up shop in Alma road got 8 years last month bet he was desperate too.all bookies do is Rob people all day on commercial scale!![/p][/quote]He's not homeless anymore then although I expect inviting friends over for drinks and nibbles may prove tricky. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 8

8:07pm Wed 23 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

Great picture! He really stands out it wont be long before someone recognises him...
Great picture! He really stands out it wont be long before someone recognises him... hooplaa
  • Score: 1

9:03pm Wed 23 Apr 14

kinsonjim says...

ARE THOSE FROM 1661 VENTURING FURTHER AFIELD?? THEY HAVE PURLOINED EVERYTHING LOCAL.
ARE THOSE FROM 1661 VENTURING FURTHER AFIELD?? THEY HAVE PURLOINED EVERYTHING LOCAL. kinsonjim
  • Score: 1

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