Do you know these men? Police release pictures and e-fits relating to robberies, fraud and assault

Bournemouth Echo: Man sought in connection with robbery at the Cheque Centre Man sought in connection with robbery at the Cheque Centre

POLICE are hunting four offenders in connection with two robberies, a fraud and an assault in Bournemouth and Poole.

As part of the Force's Countdown to Christmas campaign, Dorset Police are renewing their appeal for information by releasing a selection of CCTV images and e-fit appeals.

One offender threatened a member of staff and demanded money at the Cheque Centre on Christchurch Road in Boscombe around 5.25pm on Monday February 18.

He left the scene with a large amount of money and is described as wearing a dark hoodie.

Detective Constable Sara Butler of Bournemouth CID said: “Following extensive enquiries, I am re-releasing two CCTV images of a man who may be able to help us with our investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 18:335.

In a separate incident an offender threatened a man in his sixties with a broken bottle and demanded cash at Morlands locksmiths in Charminster, but nothing was stolen.

The incident occurred at 4.50pm on Friday April 26 and the offender is described as white, of slim build and in his thirties.

He was wearing an off white coloured fleece top and a dark coloured baseball cap.

Witnesses and anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 26:356.

An elderly couple were also targeted by fraudsters in Poole at an address on Guernsey Road on Tuesday August 20.

The victims were at home when they received a telephone call from a man claiming to be a police officer from Bournemouth and Poole police - this officer does not exist.

He told them that two men had been arrested and were in possession of their bank details.

Believing they were speaking to a genuine officer, bank cards and pin numbers were handed over to a courier during the call, which had been sent by the original caller.

An amount of cash was then withdrawn from their account.

Detective Constable Al Marks, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said: “I am very keen to speak with the man pictured as he may have information which will assist in our investigation. If anyone recognises him, I would ask them to contact me urgently.

“I would like to remind the public that a real police officer would never ask for bank cards and pin numbers to be surrendered and I ask Dorset residents to be extra vigilant for this type of crime.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 20:550.

Detectives in Bournemouth are also investigating an assault at Aruba Restaurant and Bar on Pier Approach which occurred on October 13.

A 35-year-old Poole man was on the dance floor at the location when he was punched in the face by an unknown man knocking him unconscious and fracturing his jaw.

Detective Constable Katie Savill, of Bournemouth CID, said: “I am keen to establish exactly what happened as the victim sustained some nasty injuries to his face.

“I would urge the man pictured - and anyone who recognises him - to contact me, in confidence, as soon as possible.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 13:39.

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11:20am Wed 11 Dec 13

fredbloggs95 says...

I think the guy holding the phone is called Paul Richards.
I think the guy holding the phone is called Paul Richards. fredbloggs95

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