When news happens text pix and video to 80360. Start your message with BE then leave a space.
Man 'walked off with baby in pushchair in Primark'
10:00am Saturday 16th March 2013 in News
A MAN walked off with a baby in a pram in a Bournemouth store and then followed the mother around after she intervened.
The incident happened at Primark in Commercial Road before Christmas but was only reported to police on Thursday - after reports of another mother becoming suspicious of a man who approached her child in the Poole branch of Primark.
The 29-year-old local mum in the Bournemouth store said she believed the man was already following her around before he took the pram between December 17-19 last year.
After she stopped him, he continued to follow her until she took the lift to another level.
PC Jo Morgan said: “I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident and anyone with information about the man responsible to contact police.
“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have experienced a similar incident.”
The offender is described as white, in his late 40s to early 50s, more than 6ft tall and of average build, with dark medium length hair. He was wearing a trench coat.
Contact Dorset Police with information on 101 quoting incident number 14:243, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.