Man hospitalised after robber held up store with hypodermic needle

Bournemouth Echo: Police hunt robber who held up store with hypodermic needle Police hunt robber who held up store with hypodermic needle

POLICE are hunting a robber who held up staff at a Winton store with a hypodermic needle last week.

The man entered the Mini Golden Supermarket in Stanfield Road at 5.30pm on Thursday, February 13 before making threats.

He was holding an uncapped needle and demanded money.

The robber grabbed cash from the till and managed to get away despite being confronted by a member of staff.

He was seen crossing Withermoor Road and continuing on to Stanfield Road.

Detective Constable Danielle Knight, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This incident left the victim with an injury that required hospital treatment. It is not known at this time how serious it is.

“I urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident take place or has any information to contact Dorset Police as soon as possible.”

The offender has been described as white, approximately five feet seven inches tall, of slim build and with blue eyes.

He was wearing a black jacket with the hood up and a grey hood underneath, dark trousers and black woollen gloves.

He was also wearing a checked scarf covering his face from the bottom of his nose to his chin.

No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 13:327.

Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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2:22pm Thu 20 Feb 14

nobull says...

Left a person with an injury a week ago but don't know how serious .wonderful police!
Left a person with an injury a week ago but don't know how serious .wonderful police! nobull

2:33pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Andy G says...

nobull wrote:
Left a person with an injury a week ago but don't know how serious .wonderful police!
Use your brain

A needle isn't going to cause serious injury but if it was infected with HIV etc then I assume you would call that a serious injury............
[quote][p][bold]nobull[/bold] wrote: Left a person with an injury a week ago but don't know how serious .wonderful police![/p][/quote]Use your brain A needle isn't going to cause serious injury but if it was infected with HIV etc then I assume you would call that a serious injury............ Andy G

3:00pm Thu 20 Feb 14

steve518 says...

nobull wrote:
Left a person with an injury a week ago but don't know how serious .wonderful police!
Think a bit harder and you may then understand the statement!! (HIV)
[quote][p][bold]nobull[/bold] wrote: Left a person with an injury a week ago but don't know how serious .wonderful police![/p][/quote]Think a bit harder and you may then understand the statement!! (HIV) steve518

3:17pm Thu 20 Feb 14

canfordcherry says...

Horrible for the person injured, having to wait to see if they have contracted something from this scum.
When I worked in retail they all used to have their needles in their back pockets so you wouldn't be able to frisk them properly and would have to wait for the police to come and do it for you in the hope that you gave up waiting and let them go.
Happy days .............not!
Horrible for the person injured, having to wait to see if they have contracted something from this scum. When I worked in retail they all used to have their needles in their back pockets so you wouldn't be able to frisk them properly and would have to wait for the police to come and do it for you in the hope that you gave up waiting and let them go. Happy days .............not! canfordcherry

4:07pm Thu 20 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

Too long ago......
Can't remember yesterday!
Too long ago...... Can't remember yesterday! BIGTONE

4:32pm Thu 20 Feb 14

nobull says...

Oh I see. Thank you for explaining. xx
Oh I see. Thank you for explaining. xx nobull

4:34pm Thu 20 Feb 14

nobull says...

Will the police give us CCT pics next month?
Will the police give us CCT pics next month? nobull

5:21pm Thu 20 Feb 14

mike0712 says...

It doesn't even say if they were injured by the needle, they could've been punched or injured some other way........
It doesn't even say if they were injured by the needle, they could've been punched or injured some other way........ mike0712

8:59pm Thu 20 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

All vonurable shops should have Smart water or indelible spray gun in lieu of meaningful sentences or scatter gun.I personally favour a cull of anybody wearing a hoody
All vonurable shops should have Smart water or indelible spray gun in lieu of meaningful sentences or scatter gun.I personally favour a cull of anybody wearing a hoody kalebmoledirt

9:10pm Thu 20 Feb 14

nobull says...

mike0712 wrote:
It doesn't even say if they were injured by the needle, they could've been punched or injured some other way........
Thank you mike.
[quote][p][bold]mike0712[/bold] wrote: It doesn't even say if they were injured by the needle, they could've been punched or injured some other way........[/p][/quote]Thank you mike. nobull

10:51pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Yankee1 says...

Winton......Classy..
.............
Winton......Classy.. ............. Yankee1

2:10am Fri 21 Feb 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Help close the rehab centres and needle exchanges!
.
We're a tourist town for families not a dumping ground for the nations depressed crackheads.
.
Every Big Issue you buy encourages more vermin and this vermin carry a plague that currently cant be cured.
Help close the rehab centres and needle exchanges! . We're a tourist town for families not a dumping ground for the nations depressed crackheads. . Every Big Issue you buy encourages more vermin and this vermin carry a plague that currently cant be cured. HRH of Boscombe

7:25am Fri 21 Feb 14

ashleycross says...

HRH of Boscombe wrote:
Help close the rehab centres and needle exchanges!
.
We're a tourist town for families not a dumping ground for the nations depressed crackheads.
.
Every Big Issue you buy encourages more vermin and this vermin carry a plague that currently cant be cured.
Although I don't agree with calling any fellow human being vermin, I agree that a general apathy to the problem of so many people with these problems does need to be addressed.
When I call the police as soon as someone asks me for money the people manning the police phones sound interested as if someone will be out to look for them. However. I do feel as if I'm the only person phoning.
If staff at the shops they beg outside were trained to do the same thing we wouldn't have a begging problem, and they'd have more customers.
Begging is the first step before someone resorts to robbery. Please, take responsibility for the town and report begging immediately it happens.
[quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: Help close the rehab centres and needle exchanges! . We're a tourist town for families not a dumping ground for the nations depressed crackheads. . Every Big Issue you buy encourages more vermin and this vermin carry a plague that currently cant be cured.[/p][/quote]Although I don't agree with calling any fellow human being vermin, I agree that a general apathy to the problem of so many people with these problems does need to be addressed. When I call the police as soon as someone asks me for money the people manning the police phones sound interested as if someone will be out to look for them. However. I do feel as if I'm the only person phoning. If staff at the shops they beg outside were trained to do the same thing we wouldn't have a begging problem, and they'd have more customers. Begging is the first step before someone resorts to robbery. Please, take responsibility for the town and report begging immediately it happens. ashleycross

7:25am Fri 21 Feb 14

ashleycross says...

HRH of Boscombe wrote:
Help close the rehab centres and needle exchanges!
.
We're a tourist town for families not a dumping ground for the nations depressed crackheads.
.
Every Big Issue you buy encourages more vermin and this vermin carry a plague that currently cant be cured.
Although I don't agree with calling any fellow human being vermin, I agree that a general apathy to the problem of so many people with these problems does need to be addressed.
When I call the police as soon as someone asks me for money the people manning the police phones sound interested as if someone will be out to look for them. However. I do feel as if I'm the only person phoning.
If staff at the shops they beg outside were trained to do the same thing we wouldn't have a begging problem, and they'd have more customers.
Begging is the first step before someone resorts to robbery. Please, take responsibility for the town and report begging immediately it happens.
[quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: Help close the rehab centres and needle exchanges! . We're a tourist town for families not a dumping ground for the nations depressed crackheads. . Every Big Issue you buy encourages more vermin and this vermin carry a plague that currently cant be cured.[/p][/quote]Although I don't agree with calling any fellow human being vermin, I agree that a general apathy to the problem of so many people with these problems does need to be addressed. When I call the police as soon as someone asks me for money the people manning the police phones sound interested as if someone will be out to look for them. However. I do feel as if I'm the only person phoning. If staff at the shops they beg outside were trained to do the same thing we wouldn't have a begging problem, and they'd have more customers. Begging is the first step before someone resorts to robbery. Please, take responsibility for the town and report begging immediately it happens. ashleycross

7:25am Fri 21 Feb 14

ashleycross says...

HRH of Boscombe wrote:
Help close the rehab centres and needle exchanges!
.
We're a tourist town for families not a dumping ground for the nations depressed crackheads.
.
Every Big Issue you buy encourages more vermin and this vermin carry a plague that currently cant be cured.
Although I don't agree with calling any fellow human being vermin, I agree that a general apathy to the problem of so many people with these problems does need to be addressed.
When I call the police as soon as someone asks me for money the people manning the police phones sound interested as if someone will be out to look for them. However. I do feel as if I'm the only person phoning.
If staff at the shops they beg outside were trained to do the same thing we wouldn't have a begging problem, and they'd have more customers.
Begging is the first step before someone resorts to robbery. Please, take responsibility for the town and report begging immediately it happens.
[quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: Help close the rehab centres and needle exchanges! . We're a tourist town for families not a dumping ground for the nations depressed crackheads. . Every Big Issue you buy encourages more vermin and this vermin carry a plague that currently cant be cured.[/p][/quote]Although I don't agree with calling any fellow human being vermin, I agree that a general apathy to the problem of so many people with these problems does need to be addressed. When I call the police as soon as someone asks me for money the people manning the police phones sound interested as if someone will be out to look for them. However. I do feel as if I'm the only person phoning. If staff at the shops they beg outside were trained to do the same thing we wouldn't have a begging problem, and they'd have more customers. Begging is the first step before someone resorts to robbery. Please, take responsibility for the town and report begging immediately it happens. ashleycross

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