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Man threatened with knife during attempted robbery in Boscombe
A man was threatened with a knife during an attempted robbery in Boscombe.
Detectives are now appealing for information following the incident around 11.20am on Monday at the junction of Adeline Road and Roumelia Lane.
The victim, a 35-year-old man, was approached by a stranger while out walking. He was threatened him with a knife and demanded he hand over his mobile phone and cash.
The victim had nothing of value in his possession and upon realising this, the offender ran off toward Pokesdown.
Detective Constable Caroline Craft, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said: “The victim has been left extremely shaken by this ordeal, and it is fortunate he wasn’t injured.
“I am appealing for witnesses and anyone who may have seen this attempted robbery take place, or has information about the offender to call Dorset Police in confidence.”
The offender is described as a white man, around six feet tall and aged in his forties. He is of stocky build with broad shoulders.
He was wearing beige coloured trousers, a purple T-shirt and a light blue denim jacket.
No arrests have been made.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 02:182 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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