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E-fit released after Boscombe attack
8:27am Wednesday 24th October 2012 in News
POLICE are hunting an attacker who threatened a man with a knife before stealing his laptop and cash in Boscombe.
Detectives have released an e-fit of the suspect, who threatened a 64-year-old man in his own home in the Parkwood Road area of Boscombe around 9.40am on Thursday October 11.
The victim was forced to hand over his laptop and cash. He suffered minor injuries.
Detective Constable Steven May of Bournemouth CID, said: “I am now able to release some more information about this incident.
“We now know that this was a targeted attack on the victim in which the offender entered his house and threatened him with a knife.”
The offender ran off into the Coleville Road area of Boscombe through some back gardens.
He is described as a white man in his 20s, approximately five feet 11 inches tall, of skinny build and gaunt appearance with short close cropped hair.
He was wearing a dark coloured, possibly navy jacket, dark coloured trousers, and was carrying a purple rucksack.
He was wearing a hat during the offence although it is believed that he removed this as he left the property.
DC May added: “From the victim’s description it appears that the offender may be a drug user and I urge anyone with information to contact Dorset Police urgently in the strictest confidence.
“I also want to reassure the public that this was not a random attack and that this type of incident is extremely rare.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 11:108 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.