OFFICERS investigating the theft of a mobile phone on a bus in Bournemouth have released CCTV images of the suspect.

Around 10.30am on Friday, November 15, the victim got on the N1 bus at Bournemouth train station and got off near Castlepoint shopping centre at around 10.50am.

She accidentally left her phone on the seat and a man was then seen on CCTV to get on the bus around 20 minutes later and pick it up before putting it in his pocket and getting off at Charminster Road shortly afterwards.

Dorset Police have only just issued the CCTV footage.

Police Constable Jo Davis, of Bournemouth police, said: “We have been making enquiries into this theft and have obtained CCTV images of the suspect.

“I would urge anyone who has information as to this man’s identity to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190180711.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via