UPDATE: Police 'concern' after latest armed robbery at Co-op in Bearwood

Bournemouth Echo: CCTV: police hunting knife-wielding raider after attempted robbery at Co-op store CCTV: police hunting knife-wielding raider after attempted robbery at Co-op store

POLICE are hunting a knife-wielding raider who attempted to rob the Co-op in Bearwood.

He grabbed the till drawer and threatened a female member of staff before fleeing the scene when she screamed loudly.

Detectives in Bournemouth have now appealed for witnesses to come forward and have released CCTV images.

They said the man entered the Ringwood Road shop at 7.45am on Saturday April 19 and bought a scratch card before attempting to raid the till.

He is described as white, around five feet five inches tall, in his mid to late thirties and of stocky build. He was wearing a black Adidas tracksuit top, grey tracksuit bottoms and a black woollen hat.

Detective Constable Michelle Lawrence, of Bournemouth CID, said: “It was fortunate the offender was scared off and no one was injured, however the member of staff was left very shocked.

“Following enquiries I am now able to release two CCTV images of the suspect.

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

“I am keen to speak with anyone who has any information that may help with the investigation.”

No arrests have been made.

The appeal is the latest in a series of robberies to take place across the area.

Detective Inspector Mark Samuel, of Bournemouth CID, said: “Robberies are a priority area for Dorset Police and the Criminal Investigation Department thoroughly investigates this type of crime using specially-trained detective officers.

“This month we have suffered four commercial robberies which is concerning, however I am not aware of any link between these robberies at this time.

“I would like to thank the public and media for their help with our witness and information appeals and I encourage the public to continue to come forward either by phoning the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 in confidence.

“I would like to advise shop keepers to be vigilant for anyone acting suspiciously and to ensure safety features – such as CCTV – are in working order.

“Anyone requiring additional advice should contact their Safer Neighbourhood Team who will be happy to assist.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 19:100 Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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11:30am Tue 29 Apr 14

djd says...

The detective in charge wants the suspect to contact him....... I bet he does!!
The detective in charge wants the suspect to contact him....... I bet he does!! djd
  • Score: 27

11:57am Tue 29 Apr 14

MrDMan says...

I'll bet his tracksuit has never seen a track!
I'll bet his tracksuit has never seen a track! MrDMan
  • Score: 27

12:19pm Tue 29 Apr 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

Similar in description to the attempted robbery in West Howe perhaps the same man?
Similar in description to the attempted robbery in West Howe perhaps the same man? itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: 18

12:51pm Tue 29 Apr 14

ProudofBoscombe says...

Leaning over the counter like that was silly. He's in a very awkward position. Just grab his head and smash it into the counter.
Leaning over the counter like that was silly. He's in a very awkward position. Just grab his head and smash it into the counter. ProudofBoscombe
  • Score: 26

1:13pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Rich© says...

"They said the man entered the Ringwood Road shop at 7.45am on Saturday April 19 and bought a scratch card before attempting to raid the till."

someone may be able to answer this, but when something like this happens , why do they leave it so long to release the details ? this happened 10 days ago !!!! why not release the cctv the day it happened, while its still fresh in peoples minds.
"They said the man entered the Ringwood Road shop at 7.45am on Saturday April 19 and bought a scratch card before attempting to raid the till." someone may be able to answer this, but when something like this happens , why do they leave it so long to release the details ? this happened 10 days ago !!!! why not release the cctv the day it happened, while its still fresh in peoples minds. Rich©
  • Score: 39

1:55pm Tue 29 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

ProudofBoscombe wrote:
Leaning over the counter like that was silly. He's in a very awkward position. Just grab his head and smash it into the counter.
Ah they know how to di properly in your neck of the woods. Old school.
[quote][p][bold]ProudofBoscombe[/bold] wrote: Leaning over the counter like that was silly. He's in a very awkward position. Just grab his head and smash it into the counter.[/p][/quote]Ah they know how to di properly in your neck of the woods. Old school. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 13

9:14pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Cosmic Crusader says...

For the attention of Jane Reader. The Co-Op on Ringwood Road is in West Howe, not Bearwood (which has a store in King John Avenue). I know you probably live nowhere near Bournemouth but do a bit of research when you write a story.
For the attention of Jane Reader. The Co-Op on Ringwood Road is in West Howe, not Bearwood (which has a store in King John Avenue). I know you probably live nowhere near Bournemouth but do a bit of research when you write a story. Cosmic Crusader
  • Score: 20

10:19pm Tue 29 Apr 14

mike0712 says...

Maybe he wouldn't have tried to rob the shop if he'd had a winning scratch card?!!
Maybe he wouldn't have tried to rob the shop if he'd had a winning scratch card?!! mike0712
  • Score: 6

9:51am Wed 30 Apr 14

rozmister says...

Rich© wrote:
"They said the man entered the Ringwood Road shop at 7.45am on Saturday April 19 and bought a scratch card before attempting to raid the till."

someone may be able to answer this, but when something like this happens , why do they leave it so long to release the details ? this happened 10 days ago !!!! why not release the cctv the day it happened, while its still fresh in peoples minds.
They need to review the CCTV, find the relevant footage and ensure the picture they're releasing is the criminal. I can remember a year or so ago they released the image of an innocent person causing that person real stress - how would you feel if in the rush to catch a criminal a picture of you was released to local papers saying you were a robber when in fact you'd just nipped into the shop to buy a few bits? I'd also imagine on the day of a robbery they're quite busy securing the crime scene and making sure it's processed effectively.
[quote][p][bold]Rich©[/bold] wrote: "They said the man entered the Ringwood Road shop at 7.45am on Saturday April 19 and bought a scratch card before attempting to raid the till." someone may be able to answer this, but when something like this happens , why do they leave it so long to release the details ? this happened 10 days ago !!!! why not release the cctv the day it happened, while its still fresh in peoples minds.[/p][/quote]They need to review the CCTV, find the relevant footage and ensure the picture they're releasing is the criminal. I can remember a year or so ago they released the image of an innocent person causing that person real stress - how would you feel if in the rush to catch a criminal a picture of you was released to local papers saying you were a robber when in fact you'd just nipped into the shop to buy a few bits? I'd also imagine on the day of a robbery they're quite busy securing the crime scene and making sure it's processed effectively. rozmister
  • Score: 1

10:08am Wed 30 Apr 14

paulinejanet says...

and to think the government say crime is at its lowest rate for 30 years I don't think so
and to think the government say crime is at its lowest rate for 30 years I don't think so paulinejanet
  • Score: 7

10:40am Wed 30 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

rozmister wrote:
Rich© wrote:
"They said the man entered the Ringwood Road shop at 7.45am on Saturday April 19 and bought a scratch card before attempting to raid the till."

someone may be able to answer this, but when something like this happens , why do they leave it so long to release the details ? this happened 10 days ago !!!! why not release the cctv the day it happened, while its still fresh in peoples minds.
They need to review the CCTV, find the relevant footage and ensure the picture they're releasing is the criminal. I can remember a year or so ago they released the image of an innocent person causing that person real stress - how would you feel if in the rush to catch a criminal a picture of you was released to local papers saying you were a robber when in fact you'd just nipped into the shop to buy a few bits? I'd also imagine on the day of a robbery they're quite busy securing the crime scene and making sure it's processed effectively.
Yeah he might have been leaning over in an aggressive manner asking her for a date and all she heard was "oi give me all the money" when what he was saying "boy you are a honey".
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rich©[/bold] wrote: "They said the man entered the Ringwood Road shop at 7.45am on Saturday April 19 and bought a scratch card before attempting to raid the till." someone may be able to answer this, but when something like this happens , why do they leave it so long to release the details ? this happened 10 days ago !!!! why not release the cctv the day it happened, while its still fresh in peoples minds.[/p][/quote]They need to review the CCTV, find the relevant footage and ensure the picture they're releasing is the criminal. I can remember a year or so ago they released the image of an innocent person causing that person real stress - how would you feel if in the rush to catch a criminal a picture of you was released to local papers saying you were a robber when in fact you'd just nipped into the shop to buy a few bits? I'd also imagine on the day of a robbery they're quite busy securing the crime scene and making sure it's processed effectively.[/p][/quote]Yeah he might have been leaning over in an aggressive manner asking her for a date and all she heard was "oi give me all the money" when what he was saying "boy you are a honey". scrumpyjack
  • Score: -2

11:04am Wed 30 Apr 14

rozmister says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
rozmister wrote:
Rich© wrote:
"They said the man entered the Ringwood Road shop at 7.45am on Saturday April 19 and bought a scratch card before attempting to raid the till."

someone may be able to answer this, but when something like this happens , why do they leave it so long to release the details ? this happened 10 days ago !!!! why not release the cctv the day it happened, while its still fresh in peoples minds.
They need to review the CCTV, find the relevant footage and ensure the picture they're releasing is the criminal. I can remember a year or so ago they released the image of an innocent person causing that person real stress - how would you feel if in the rush to catch a criminal a picture of you was released to local papers saying you were a robber when in fact you'd just nipped into the shop to buy a few bits? I'd also imagine on the day of a robbery they're quite busy securing the crime scene and making sure it's processed effectively.
Yeah he might have been leaning over in an aggressive manner asking her for a date and all she heard was "oi give me all the money" when what he was saying "boy you are a honey".
With no sound you're missing a key element that helps give context to a situation. Having reviewed CCTV in the past I've found it's not as easy as people think, you need to be sure of what you're seeing which means checking with witnesses and other evidence. Maybe Dorset police should release CCTV on the same day and if any innocent people get accused of crimes you can personally pay the damages when they sue rather than us taxpayers if you're so sure it's an easy task?
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rich©[/bold] wrote: "They said the man entered the Ringwood Road shop at 7.45am on Saturday April 19 and bought a scratch card before attempting to raid the till." someone may be able to answer this, but when something like this happens , why do they leave it so long to release the details ? this happened 10 days ago !!!! why not release the cctv the day it happened, while its still fresh in peoples minds.[/p][/quote]They need to review the CCTV, find the relevant footage and ensure the picture they're releasing is the criminal. I can remember a year or so ago they released the image of an innocent person causing that person real stress - how would you feel if in the rush to catch a criminal a picture of you was released to local papers saying you were a robber when in fact you'd just nipped into the shop to buy a few bits? I'd also imagine on the day of a robbery they're quite busy securing the crime scene and making sure it's processed effectively.[/p][/quote]Yeah he might have been leaning over in an aggressive manner asking her for a date and all she heard was "oi give me all the money" when what he was saying "boy you are a honey".[/p][/quote]With no sound you're missing a key element that helps give context to a situation. Having reviewed CCTV in the past I've found it's not as easy as people think, you need to be sure of what you're seeing which means checking with witnesses and other evidence. Maybe Dorset police should release CCTV on the same day and if any innocent people get accused of crimes you can personally pay the damages when they sue rather than us taxpayers if you're so sure it's an easy task? rozmister
  • Score: -3

12:05pm Wed 30 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

rozmister wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
rozmister wrote:
Rich© wrote:
"They said the man entered the Ringwood Road shop at 7.45am on Saturday April 19 and bought a scratch card before attempting to raid the till."

someone may be able to answer this, but when something like this happens , why do they leave it so long to release the details ? this happened 10 days ago !!!! why not release the cctv the day it happened, while its still fresh in peoples minds.
They need to review the CCTV, find the relevant footage and ensure the picture they're releasing is the criminal. I can remember a year or so ago they released the image of an innocent person causing that person real stress - how would you feel if in the rush to catch a criminal a picture of you was released to local papers saying you were a robber when in fact you'd just nipped into the shop to buy a few bits? I'd also imagine on the day of a robbery they're quite busy securing the crime scene and making sure it's processed effectively.
Yeah he might have been leaning over in an aggressive manner asking her for a date and all she heard was "oi give me all the money" when what he was saying "boy you are a honey".
With no sound you're missing a key element that helps give context to a situation. Having reviewed CCTV in the past I've found it's not as easy as people think, you need to be sure of what you're seeing which means checking with witnesses and other evidence. Maybe Dorset police should release CCTV on the same day and if any innocent people get accused of crimes you can personally pay the damages when they sue rather than us taxpayers if you're so sure it's an easy task?
No sound, just the statement from the shopkeeper who has told the police this is the man and that he tried to rob them.

But you're right you know better then either the shop assistant or the Police.
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rich©[/bold] wrote: "They said the man entered the Ringwood Road shop at 7.45am on Saturday April 19 and bought a scratch card before attempting to raid the till." someone may be able to answer this, but when something like this happens , why do they leave it so long to release the details ? this happened 10 days ago !!!! why not release the cctv the day it happened, while its still fresh in peoples minds.[/p][/quote]They need to review the CCTV, find the relevant footage and ensure the picture they're releasing is the criminal. I can remember a year or so ago they released the image of an innocent person causing that person real stress - how would you feel if in the rush to catch a criminal a picture of you was released to local papers saying you were a robber when in fact you'd just nipped into the shop to buy a few bits? I'd also imagine on the day of a robbery they're quite busy securing the crime scene and making sure it's processed effectively.[/p][/quote]Yeah he might have been leaning over in an aggressive manner asking her for a date and all she heard was "oi give me all the money" when what he was saying "boy you are a honey".[/p][/quote]With no sound you're missing a key element that helps give context to a situation. Having reviewed CCTV in the past I've found it's not as easy as people think, you need to be sure of what you're seeing which means checking with witnesses and other evidence. Maybe Dorset police should release CCTV on the same day and if any innocent people get accused of crimes you can personally pay the damages when they sue rather than us taxpayers if you're so sure it's an easy task?[/p][/quote]No sound, just the statement from the shopkeeper who has told the police this is the man and that he tried to rob them. But you're right you know better then either the shop assistant or the Police. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 7

1:31pm Wed 30 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

The echo just scrape the content from Dorset Police's website, they don't go out and report it themselves they just make out they do. It was released yesterday and i suspect they delay is to give them a chance to catch the person before it gets out to the public

http://www.dorset.po
lice.uk/Default.aspx
?page=7595
The echo just scrape the content from Dorset Police's website, they don't go out and report it themselves they just make out they do. It was released yesterday and i suspect they delay is to give them a chance to catch the person before it gets out to the public http://www.dorset.po lice.uk/Default.aspx ?page=7595 hooplaa
  • Score: 4

3:25pm Wed 30 Apr 14

AdamSFC says...

ProudofBoscombe wrote:
Leaning over the counter like that was silly. He's in a very awkward position. Just grab his head and smash it into the counter.
You realise you don't live in an action movie right??
[quote][p][bold]ProudofBoscombe[/bold] wrote: Leaning over the counter like that was silly. He's in a very awkward position. Just grab his head and smash it into the counter.[/p][/quote]You realise you don't live in an action movie right?? AdamSFC
  • Score: 6

5:52pm Wed 30 Apr 14

O'Reilly says...

AdamSFC wrote:
ProudofBoscombe wrote:
Leaning over the counter like that was silly. He's in a very awkward position. Just grab his head and smash it into the counter.
You realise you don't live in an action movie right??
LOL............Georg
e Segal.
[quote][p][bold]AdamSFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ProudofBoscombe[/bold] wrote: Leaning over the counter like that was silly. He's in a very awkward position. Just grab his head and smash it into the counter.[/p][/quote]You realise you don't live in an action movie right??[/p][/quote]LOL............Georg e Segal. O'Reilly
  • Score: 4

4:05am Thu 1 May 14

breamoreboy says...

paulinejanet wrote:
and to think the government say crime is at its lowest rate for 30 years I don't think so
http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-27226110 enough said.
[quote][p][bold]paulinejanet[/bold] wrote: and to think the government say crime is at its lowest rate for 30 years I don't think so[/p][/quote]http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-27226110 enough said. breamoreboy
  • Score: 0

9:38am Thu 1 May 14

rozmister says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
rozmister wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
rozmister wrote:
Rich© wrote:
"They said the man entered the Ringwood Road shop at 7.45am on Saturday April 19 and bought a scratch card before attempting to raid the till."

someone may be able to answer this, but when something like this happens , why do they leave it so long to release the details ? this happened 10 days ago !!!! why not release the cctv the day it happened, while its still fresh in peoples minds.
They need to review the CCTV, find the relevant footage and ensure the picture they're releasing is the criminal. I can remember a year or so ago they released the image of an innocent person causing that person real stress - how would you feel if in the rush to catch a criminal a picture of you was released to local papers saying you were a robber when in fact you'd just nipped into the shop to buy a few bits? I'd also imagine on the day of a robbery they're quite busy securing the crime scene and making sure it's processed effectively.
Yeah he might have been leaning over in an aggressive manner asking her for a date and all she heard was "oi give me all the money" when what he was saying "boy you are a honey".
With no sound you're missing a key element that helps give context to a situation. Having reviewed CCTV in the past I've found it's not as easy as people think, you need to be sure of what you're seeing which means checking with witnesses and other evidence. Maybe Dorset police should release CCTV on the same day and if any innocent people get accused of crimes you can personally pay the damages when they sue rather than us taxpayers if you're so sure it's an easy task?
No sound, just the statement from the shopkeeper who has told the police this is the man and that he tried to rob them.

But you're right you know better then either the shop assistant or the Police.
Wow, well done on completely fabricating a viewpoint for me! I never said I know better than the shop assistant or the Police or that they've got the wrong guy in the photo I said it's best to take time before releasing a photo to the media. Do you think in the panic and shock that follows being threatened with a knife the shop assistant is in the best place to start choosing CCTV to release? The police clearly share a similar viewpoint because they take their time releasing CCTV which you believe is wrong - do YOU know better than the police about how to conduct an investigation into a serious crime? No? Thought not.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rich©[/bold] wrote: "They said the man entered the Ringwood Road shop at 7.45am on Saturday April 19 and bought a scratch card before attempting to raid the till." someone may be able to answer this, but when something like this happens , why do they leave it so long to release the details ? this happened 10 days ago !!!! why not release the cctv the day it happened, while its still fresh in peoples minds.[/p][/quote]They need to review the CCTV, find the relevant footage and ensure the picture they're releasing is the criminal. I can remember a year or so ago they released the image of an innocent person causing that person real stress - how would you feel if in the rush to catch a criminal a picture of you was released to local papers saying you were a robber when in fact you'd just nipped into the shop to buy a few bits? I'd also imagine on the day of a robbery they're quite busy securing the crime scene and making sure it's processed effectively.[/p][/quote]Yeah he might have been leaning over in an aggressive manner asking her for a date and all she heard was "oi give me all the money" when what he was saying "boy you are a honey".[/p][/quote]With no sound you're missing a key element that helps give context to a situation. Having reviewed CCTV in the past I've found it's not as easy as people think, you need to be sure of what you're seeing which means checking with witnesses and other evidence. Maybe Dorset police should release CCTV on the same day and if any innocent people get accused of crimes you can personally pay the damages when they sue rather than us taxpayers if you're so sure it's an easy task?[/p][/quote]No sound, just the statement from the shopkeeper who has told the police this is the man and that he tried to rob them. But you're right you know better then either the shop assistant or the Police.[/p][/quote]Wow, well done on completely fabricating a viewpoint for me! I never said I know better than the shop assistant or the Police or that they've got the wrong guy in the photo I said it's best to take time before releasing a photo to the media. Do you think in the panic and shock that follows being threatened with a knife the shop assistant is in the best place to start choosing CCTV to release? The police clearly share a similar viewpoint because they take their time releasing CCTV which you believe is wrong - do YOU know better than the police about how to conduct an investigation into a serious crime? No? Thought not. rozmister
  • Score: -4

11:30am Thu 1 May 14

scrumpyjack says...

'do YOU know better than the police about how to conduct an investigation into a serious crime? No? Thought not'

Did I make mention to the Police methods or timing? No.

Did you? Yes.

But hey go ahead and keep pointing that finger.....
'do YOU know better than the police about how to conduct an investigation into a serious crime? No? Thought not' Did I make mention to the Police methods or timing? No. Did you? Yes. But hey go ahead and keep pointing that finger..... scrumpyjack
  • Score: 3

7:57pm Thu 1 May 14

afcdibby says...

Cosmic Crusader wrote:
For the attention of Jane Reader. The Co-Op on Ringwood Road is in West Howe, not Bearwood (which has a store in King John Avenue). I know you probably live nowhere near Bournemouth but do a bit of research when you write a story.
Technically West-Howe but commonly known as High-Howe.
[quote][p][bold]Cosmic Crusader[/bold] wrote: For the attention of Jane Reader. The Co-Op on Ringwood Road is in West Howe, not Bearwood (which has a store in King John Avenue). I know you probably live nowhere near Bournemouth but do a bit of research when you write a story.[/p][/quote]Technically West-Howe but commonly known as High-Howe. afcdibby
  • Score: 0

11:41am Sat 10 May 14

justme20092009 says...

they dont even hide their faces no more cos they know if caught they get 3 months jail and be fed proper
they dont even hide their faces no more cos they know if caught they get 3 months jail and be fed proper justme20092009
  • Score: 0

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