A MAN who had arranged to meet a woman for the first time was robbed at knifepoint in Boscombe at the weekend.

Police are calling for information after the incident, which happened on Saturday, January 11 at around 11.20pm.

The victim, a man in his 40s, had arranged to meet the woman in St John's Road at the junction with Cecil Road.

When he arrived, two men approached him and grabbed him by the chest while holding a knife.

One then demanded money from the victim before stealing his wallet from his trouser pocket.

The victim suffered a cut to his hand.

A 39-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested on suspicion of robbery. He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

A 42-year-old Bournemouth woman was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A second man – aged 40 and from Bournemouth – has also been arrested on suspicion of robbery. He is currently assisting detectives with their enquiries.

Detective Constable Michelle Lawrence, of Bournemouth CID, said: “Following initial enquiries, I believe there were a number of people in the area at the time.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to police to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police via dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200005489.