Man robbed in daylight town centre attack

Man robbed in daylight town centre attack

Man robbed in daylight town centre attack

First published in News

A MAN was pushed to the ground and robbed during an attack on Saturday afternoon.

The victim, a 42-year-old man from Bournemouth, was walking along the pathway at the top of Central Gardens leading to Crescent Road when the attack happened.

Police say the man walked past the offender who pushed him to the floor, searched his pockets and removed a £20 note.

The victim was able to move away from the attacker and jumped over a wall into a car park in Crescent Road, five feet below.

The offender then smashed a glass bottle and threatened him before leaving.

The victim suffered grazing to his face, arm and chest.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said the attacker was described as a black male, around 35-40 years old, six feet tall with a stocky, athletic build.

He had a clean-shaven round face and was wearing dark clothing with a baseball cap.

Detective constable David Baker said the victim was ‘left in a state of shock’.

Police are keen to speak to anyone with information, in particular a man who helped the victim in the car park.

Contact them on 101 quoting incident number 23:357.

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8:24pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

wtf?! Didn't anyone see this and help the guy!
wtf?! Didn't anyone see this and help the guy! Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: 9

12:26pm Mon 25 Aug 14

casual_observer says...

Firstly, a relief that this attack didn't go any further - it doesn't bear thinking about what could have happened next if the scumbag had used the bottle. I hope the victim recovers from this hideous incident, and wish him well.
Secondly, I hope the victim receives as much support as he can from the Police - their liaison services, including Victim support are superb (speaking from a similar personal experience some 5 years ago).
Thirdly, someone had to have seen something (although I guess it's possible they did, the Police are following up since the article went to press). I use this road all the time when walking back home from town. To think this happened in broad daylight is totally shocking. What the hell has happened to this town??
Firstly, a relief that this attack didn't go any further - it doesn't bear thinking about what could have happened next if the scumbag had used the bottle. I hope the victim recovers from this hideous incident, and wish him well. Secondly, I hope the victim receives as much support as he can from the Police - their liaison services, including Victim support are superb (speaking from a similar personal experience some 5 years ago). Thirdly, someone had to have seen something (although I guess it's possible they did, the Police are following up since the article went to press). I use this road all the time when walking back home from town. To think this happened in broad daylight is totally shocking. What the hell has happened to this town?? casual_observer
  • Score: 16

1:17pm Mon 25 Aug 14

ProudofBoscombe says...

Chief-Wiggum wrote:
wtf?! Didn't anyone see this and help the guy!
Assailant described as 6 foot, 40 yr old, stocky, athletic. Wonder how many keyboard warriors would intervene in real life?
[quote][p][bold]Chief-Wiggum[/bold] wrote: wtf?! Didn't anyone see this and help the guy![/p][/quote]Assailant described as 6 foot, 40 yr old, stocky, athletic. Wonder how many keyboard warriors would intervene in real life? ProudofBoscombe
  • Score: 4

3:02pm Mon 25 Aug 14

nermal says...

And that's why I and many others avoid Bournemouth if at all possible nowadays.
And that's why I and many others avoid Bournemouth if at all possible nowadays. nermal
  • Score: -2

4:41pm Tue 26 Aug 14

old duffa says...

he is a thug,get him soon
might be a young girl next
he is a thug,get him soon might be a young girl next old duffa
  • Score: 2

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