Wanted: Police hunting woman after attempted armed robbery on bookmakers

Bournemouth Echo: Do you recognise woman wanted in attempted armed robbery? Do you recognise woman wanted in attempted armed robbery?

DETECTIVES investigating a frightening attempted armed robbery at a Bournemouth bookmakers have released this e-fit image of the suspect.

They hope someone will recognise the woman and help them track her down following the incident on Sunday, December 23.

The woman is described as 5ft 9ins tall, slim, with blonde, wavy hair and wearing two inch heels, a light brown scarf and a black leather jacket.

She threatened a female member of staff with what is believed to be a firearm as she was locking up at Coral in Castle Lane West at 6.15pm.

The incident was described at the time as “a very scary ordeal for the victim that has left her very shaken.”

And officers also said the woman may have left the scene with a man who was seen nearby talking on a mobile phone.

The man, described as black, in his 30s and wearing a fluorescent sleeveless top and grey or beige beanie hat, may have followed the woman down Bradpole Road immediately after the offence.

The would-be robber had demanded cash from her victim but fled from the scene empty-handed.
Detective Sergeant Dave Columb of Bournemouth and Poole CID said: “This incident happened opposite Castlepoint shopping centre at a busy main road.

“Therefore, it is likely there may have been members of the public in the area during the time of the incident and that somebody may have information that can help us in our investigation.

“The woman we are looking to trace is very distinctive in appearance. I urge anybody who may recognise the offender from the e-fit image or anyone with any details to contact Dorset Police on 101 in the strictest confidence.”

Members of the public can also use the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.  Mobile phone tariffs may apply.
 

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11:21am Thu 10 Jan 13

really?? seriously?? says...

Yeah i reckon it was the same woman that was stood in the window of New Look on saturday.(Great picture)
Yeah i reckon it was the same woman that was stood in the window of New Look on saturday.(Great picture) really?? seriously??

12:50pm Thu 10 Jan 13

WOC says...

It's one of the Raggy Dolls.
It's one of the Raggy Dolls. WOC

1:10pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Pablo23 says...

Thats got to be a wig !
Thats got to be a wig ! Pablo23

2:21pm Thu 10 Jan 13

scrumpyjack says...

Pablo23 wrote:
Thats got to be a wig !
It's a compsite picture. You choose the hair and add on to the face I would imagine.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: Thats got to be a wig ![/p][/quote]It's a compsite picture. You choose the hair and add on to the face I would imagine. scrumpyjack

4:33pm Thu 10 Jan 13

burgerboy says...

WOC wrote:
It's one of the Raggy Dolls.
Ask andy pandy if looby loo has done a runner from the basket.
[quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: It's one of the Raggy Dolls.[/p][/quote]Ask andy pandy if looby loo has done a runner from the basket. burgerboy

4:43pm Thu 10 Jan 13

EGHH says...

Too much Botox! Check the cosmetic surgery clinics Mr Plod!!
Too much Botox! Check the cosmetic surgery clinics Mr Plod!! EGHH

5:08pm Thu 10 Jan 13

l'anglais says...

Looks like Barbie's been at the silly sauce and sherbert again.
Looks like Barbie's been at the silly sauce and sherbert again. l'anglais

8:25pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Turtlebay says...

Great, almost a month later they issue a sort of picture! Come on Mr Plod you really need to be quicker off the mark you know!
Great, almost a month later they issue a sort of picture! Come on Mr Plod you really need to be quicker off the mark you know! Turtlebay

9:43am Fri 11 Jan 13

Arthur Maureen says...

They've nicked Jimmy Saville's hair!
They've nicked Jimmy Saville's hair! Arthur Maureen

10:21am Fri 11 Jan 13

Hunter1234 says...

I love the police photo fit Wat a joke
I love the police photo fit Wat a joke Hunter1234

10:27am Fri 11 Jan 13

jeebuscripes says...

That hair is actually loft insulation.
That hair is actually loft insulation. jeebuscripes

10:55am Fri 11 Jan 13

stevobath says...

You'd think with all the latest technology, they could produce a better picture,even if it is an 'Efit'?

Yes her hair IS made of 'Rockwool'! :)
You'd think with all the latest technology, they could produce a better picture,even if it is an 'Efit'? Yes her hair IS made of 'Rockwool'! :) stevobath

11:56am Fri 11 Jan 13

MiG_15 says...

A blonde in high heels. Heck, I'd give her a ride in my VW.
A blonde in high heels. Heck, I'd give her a ride in my VW. MiG_15

12:50pm Fri 11 Jan 13

chicken_madras says...

hmmmmm, i saw many women that fit this description out on staurday night.
hmmmmm, i saw many women that fit this description out on staurday night. chicken_madras

12:58pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Pezza1040 says...

scrumpyjack says...
2:21pm Thu 10 Jan 13

It's a compsite picture. You choose the hair and add on to the face I would imagine.

Really!!!!!! Thank you for clearing that one up i thought that was her wedding day photo.
scrumpyjack says... 2:21pm Thu 10 Jan 13 It's a compsite picture. You choose the hair and add on to the face I would imagine. Really!!!!!! Thank you for clearing that one up i thought that was her wedding day photo. Pezza1040

2:42pm Fri 11 Jan 13

scrumpyjack says...

Pezza1040 wrote:
scrumpyjack says...
2:21pm Thu 10 Jan 13

It's a compsite picture. You choose the hair and add on to the face I would imagine.

Really!!!!!! Thank you for clearing that one up i thought that was her wedding day photo.
I was responding to the chap who thought the lady in question was wearing a wig when she committed the crime because the efit makes it look like a wig.

Smart arse.
[quote][p][bold]Pezza1040[/bold] wrote: scrumpyjack says... 2:21pm Thu 10 Jan 13 It's a compsite picture. You choose the hair and add on to the face I would imagine. Really!!!!!! Thank you for clearing that one up i thought that was her wedding day photo.[/p][/quote]I was responding to the chap who thought the lady in question was wearing a wig when she committed the crime because the efit makes it look like a wig. Smart arse. scrumpyjack

2:46pm Fri 11 Jan 13

spooki says...

And it's taken them from the Dec 23rd to make this amazing picture? Jokes aside though, hope it helps.
And it's taken them from the Dec 23rd to make this amazing picture? Jokes aside though, hope it helps. spooki

5:19pm Fri 11 Jan 13

manyogie says...

Does she blow up or self inflate?
Does she blow up or self inflate? manyogie

5:31pm Fri 11 Jan 13

GAHmusic says...

It's that woman who had a face transplant
It's that woman who had a face transplant GAHmusic

5:51pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Pablo23 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Pablo23 wrote:
Thats got to be a wig !
It's a compsite picture. You choose the hair and add on to the face I would imagine.
Hmm, are you sure?

I've just taken another look and I'm not sure I agree with you
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: Thats got to be a wig ![/p][/quote]It's a compsite picture. You choose the hair and add on to the face I would imagine.[/p][/quote]Hmm, are you sure? I've just taken another look and I'm not sure I agree with you Pablo23

5:54pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Pablo23 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Pezza1040 wrote:
scrumpyjack says...
2:21pm Thu 10 Jan 13

It's a compsite picture. You choose the hair and add on to the face I would imagine.

Really!!!!!! Thank you for clearing that one up i thought that was her wedding day photo.
I was responding to the chap who thought the lady in question was wearing a wig when she committed the crime because the efit makes it look like a wig.

Smart arse.
To be fair if I was going to hold up a bookies I would wear a big bushy wig.

Probably one that obscured even more of my face than hers.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pezza1040[/bold] wrote: scrumpyjack says... 2:21pm Thu 10 Jan 13 It's a compsite picture. You choose the hair and add on to the face I would imagine. Really!!!!!! Thank you for clearing that one up i thought that was her wedding day photo.[/p][/quote]I was responding to the chap who thought the lady in question was wearing a wig when she committed the crime because the efit makes it look like a wig. Smart arse.[/p][/quote]To be fair if I was going to hold up a bookies I would wear a big bushy wig. Probably one that obscured even more of my face than hers. Pablo23

7:38pm Fri 11 Jan 13

sea poole says...

It's my mother-in-law!
It's my mother-in-law! sea poole

12:14am Sat 12 Jan 13

Mikeyunibournemouth says...

Makes a change, it is normally the bookmakers that are doing the robbery ;)
Makes a change, it is normally the bookmakers that are doing the robbery ;) Mikeyunibournemouth

11:36am Sat 12 Jan 13

l'anglais says...

sea poole wrote:
It's my mother-in-law!
Or your misses in 20 years
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: It's my mother-in-law![/p][/quote]Or your misses in 20 years l'anglais

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