CCTV images have been released after a boy's bike was stolen from outside a shop in Bournemouth.

The 12-year-old victim left his red Apollo racer bike unlocked outside the Co-op in Wimborne Road in Moordown at around 6pm on Tuesday, March 26.

However, when he returned his bike had been stolen.

Police Constable Guy House, of Bournemouth police, said: “The victim has been left very upset following this incident and I am keen to locate his bike and identify the suspect.

“As part of my enquiries I am issuing CCTV images of the suspect and I would urge anyone who recognises this man to please contact Dorset Police.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen a bike matching the description given being offered for sale locally.

“Finally, I would remind everyone to ensure their bikes are locked and secured before they leave them even if it is just for a moment.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police quoting occurrence number 55190045777. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via