CCTV image of suspect released by officers

Police hunt raider who attempted to hold up a Pokesdown convenience store

Police hunt raider who attempted to hold up a Pokesdown convenience store

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POLICE are hunting a raider who attempted to rob the One Stop in Pokesdown.

Detectives are asking for anyone with information to come forward following the incident, which took place at 9.20pm on Friday, May 2 at the store in Seabourne Road.

Information has only just been released by police about this incident.

An image of the suspect has also been released.

During the incident, a man entered the shop and waited at the counter.

A female member of staff then approached him and he demanded that she open the till.

When she refused, she was threatened by the would-be robber before he left the store.

No weapon was seen.

The suspect is described as white, in his mid-twenties, of medium build, with fair hair, facial stubble and disfigured teeth.

He was wearing a dark grey hooded top with white horizontal strips, a red T-shirt, black trainers and black and red shorts with an emblem at the bottom of the right leg.

Detective Constable Laurence Ainley, of Bournemouth CID, said: “Fortunately nothing was taken, however, this was a very unpleasant incident for shop staff to experience.

“Following enquiries I am now able to release a CCTV image of the suspect.

“I encourage anyone who recognises him to contact me as soon as possible.

“All calls are treated in the strictest confidence.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 02:0493. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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1:04pm Fri 9 May 14

BoscVegas says...

That awkward moment when you forget to bring your 'persuader'.
That awkward moment when you forget to bring your 'persuader'. BoscVegas
  • Score: 2

1:15pm Fri 9 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Dear Echo, I'm now getting bored with robbery stories, can you please do one on a Labrador stuck up a tree or similar debacle, thanks.
Dear Echo, I'm now getting bored with robbery stories, can you please do one on a Labrador stuck up a tree or similar debacle, thanks. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 3

1:15pm Fri 9 May 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Was this a robbery or just some I'll mannered idiot that wanted some change.shame not all the other ratbags that on the robbery tour at the moment are as armless as him.
Well done the braves shop assistant
Was this a robbery or just some I'll mannered idiot that wanted some change.shame not all the other ratbags that on the robbery tour at the moment are as armless as him. Well done the braves shop assistant kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 6

1:35pm Fri 9 May 14

chris77 says...

Only took a week to put it in the paper, can you tell me why please echo
Only took a week to put it in the paper, can you tell me why please echo chris77
  • Score: 5

3:21pm Fri 9 May 14

High Treason says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Dear Echo, I'm now getting bored with robbery stories, can you please do one on a Labrador stuck up a tree or similar debacle, thanks.
I scan the Echo everyday to see if all of council members have travelled to New Zealand to see if they can get a £5 refund on the defunct surf reef. First class of course with secretary's and the wife or two to make it look respectable. I can picture it now, a 2 minute advert on prime time NZ TV "Can We Have Our Brown Envelopes Back"
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Dear Echo, I'm now getting bored with robbery stories, can you please do one on a Labrador stuck up a tree or similar debacle, thanks.[/p][/quote]I scan the Echo everyday to see if all of council members have travelled to New Zealand to see if they can get a £5 refund on the defunct surf reef. First class of course with secretary's and the wife or two to make it look respectable. I can picture it now, a 2 minute advert on prime time NZ TV "Can We Have Our Brown Envelopes Back" High Treason
  • Score: 3

3:22am Sat 10 May 14

GeorgeW64 says...

At least this crime was not commited in Boscombe just to shut the anti Boscombe idiots up who think all crimes committed in Bournemouth happen in Boscombe.
At least this crime was not commited in Boscombe just to shut the anti Boscombe idiots up who think all crimes committed in Bournemouth happen in Boscombe. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 0

10:22pm Sat 10 May 14

afcdibby says...

chris77 wrote:
Only took a week to put it in the paper, can you tell me why please echo
Perhaps you didn't see this line. "Information has only just been released by police about this incident".
[quote][p][bold]chris77[/bold] wrote: Only took a week to put it in the paper, can you tell me why please echo[/p][/quote]Perhaps you didn't see this line. "Information has only just been released by police about this incident". afcdibby
  • Score: 0

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