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Manhunt after woman robbed on Charminster doorstep
10:06am Friday 1st November 2013 in News
DETECTIVES in Bournemouth are hunting a man who robbed a woman on her doorstep in Charminster.
Police said yesterday that it happened at around 3am on Wednesday outside a house on Fortescue Road.
The victim, a 19-year-old Bournemouth woman, had just arrived at her front door when her handbag was pulled off her shoulder by an unknown man, who then ran off in the direction of Heron Court Road.
She suffered a graze to one of her arms during the incident.
DS Dave Colomb, of Bournemouth CID, said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information about the person responsible to get in contact at the earliest opportunity.
“This was a distressing ordeal for the victim who is fortunate not to have been seriously hurt.
“I am keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a man acting suspiciously in the area of Fortescue Road prior to this robbery taking place.
“I urge anyone with information to contact Dorset Police on 101 in confidence.”
The offender is described as a man wearing a blue top, jeans and trainers.
No arrests have been made.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 30:30. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.
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