DETECTIVES investigating the alleged robbery of an 80 year old are hunting a woman.

They released details this morning of the incident, which happened at Holdenhurst Road, Springbourne, between 4-5pm on Wednesday, November 27.

A CCTV image has been released of a woman officer want to speak to.

The victim, an 80-year-old female from Bournemouth, suffered minor injuries after responding to a knock at her door. She attended hospital to be checked over.

The alleged offenders, two women, left the scene with a large sum of money.

DC Danni Knight, of Bournemouth CID said: “The incident has had a significant impact on the victim.

“The victim reported that she opened her front door and had money demanded from her and when she refused, she was pushed past and a struggle ensued.

“Following enquiries, I am now able to release a CCTV image of a woman who may be able to help us with our investigation. I would urge the woman pictured – and anyone who recognises her – to contact Dorset Police, in confidence, as soon as possible.

“I would ask any witnesses, anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious around the time of this incident, and anyone with information about the person responsible, to call Dorset Police on 101.

A 46-year-old woman from Bournemouth was arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been released on bail pending further enquiries. Detectives are appealing for the identity or any witnesses in relation to the second woman as pictured in the image.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 27:330. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.