Officers seal off Cash for Clothes recycling centre in Branksome

Bournemouth Echo: Police hunt after robbery at Poole retail park Police hunt after robbery at Poole retail park

POLICE are investigating a robbery on a Poole retail park.

Officers cordoned off the Cash for Clothes clothing recycling centre, at the Redlands Retail Park in Branksome, after the alarm was raised at 3.10pm.

They said the robber was believed to have stolen cash and that the hunt for the offender was still going on.

His victim was left with facial injuries and was taken to Poole hospital.

Witness Jennifer Brown, of Christchurch, said: "I saw a man being helped into an ambulance."

Homebase store manager Kev Vince said: "We've recorded it as an incident, but we haven't had a visit from police.

"I wouldn't like to comment further than that."

Thom Jacobs, 28, from the New Forest, said: "I saw the police everywhere.

"I hope everyone is ok."

Other witnesses said the victim looked "shocked" and had to be helped into the ambulance.

One witness, who asked not to be named, said: "He was only a young man.

"He looked quite dazed. There were police everywhere and we've had no idea what's going on."

A South Western Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed they were called and took the injured man to Poole hospital.

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5:55pm Thu 12 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

To the officer in the 3rd picture, in case you were wondering.......yes it does. ☺
To the officer in the 3rd picture, in case you were wondering.......yes it does. ☺ scrumpyjack

5:57pm Thu 12 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

Sorry, to the female officer I meant.
Sorry, to the female officer I meant. scrumpyjack

6:06pm Thu 12 Dec 13

smhinto says...

I suppose the robber must have raided the bottle BANK !!
I suppose the robber must have raided the bottle BANK !! smhinto

6:45pm Thu 12 Dec 13

mikeymagic says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Sorry, to the female officer I meant.
Donut know what you are referring to!
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: Sorry, to the female officer I meant.[/p][/quote]Donut know what you are referring to! mikeymagic

7:04pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Bournemouthstorm says...

The guy was threatened with a knife and beaten up. He was treated at the scene and the taken away in the ambulance. He face was very bruised and blooded. The attacker ran off on foot. Hopefully the guy has not been seriously injured.
The guy was threatened with a knife and beaten up. He was treated at the scene and the taken away in the ambulance. He face was very bruised and blooded. The attacker ran off on foot. Hopefully the guy has not been seriously injured. Bournemouthstorm

9:43pm Thu 12 Dec 13

nickynoodah says...

police are looking for a thief
disguised as a cardboard box
with two legs sticking out of the bottom.
police are looking for a thief disguised as a cardboard box with two legs sticking out of the bottom. nickynoodah

10:21pm Thu 12 Dec 13

cheeriedriteup says...

These people will take your shirt of your back
These people will take your shirt of your back cheeriedriteup

11:34pm Sat 14 Dec 13

spyinthesky says...

Absolute scum, he needs the same treatment but our week politicians have no spine to bring back serious punishment.
Absolute scum, he needs the same treatment but our week politicians have no spine to bring back serious punishment. spyinthesky

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