A MAN was robbed at knifepoint after meeting someone in a Bournemouth car park.

Now police have appealed for information and released a detailed description of the offender.

At around 7.30pm on Tuesday April 6 the victim – a local man aged in his 20s – met a man in the Cotlands Road car park.

The man got into the passenger seat of the victim’s car, produced a knife from his pocket and made attempts to injure the victim.

The victim ran away and spoke to a member of the public, who helped him report the incident to Dorset Police. He did not suffer any injuries.

It was later discovered that an iPhone and a set of keys were stolen from the vehicle.

Officers attended and carried out a search of the area, assisted by the NPAS helicopter, in a bid to locate the offender.

The suspect is described as black, aged in his early 20s, around five feet nine inches tall and of stocky build with thin dreadlocks.

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He was wearing a black bin liner-style jacket, a black T-shirt and black denim jeans with a rose on the side. The man has a tattoo on the right side of his neck that could be an ‘S’ or a dollar sign.

Investigations Officer Max Surman, of Dorset Police’s Priority Crime Team, said: "We are carrying out a full investigation into this robbery and I am appealing to anyone with information that may assist our enquiries to please get in touch.

"I would urge anyone who recognises the man from the description given, or who witnessed what happened, to please contact Dorset Police."

Information to Dorset Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55210054092, or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.