TWO girls were approached from behind by males who tried to snatch a mobile phone.

The girls were walking along Shelbourne Road in Charminster, Bournemouth at 11.45am on Monday April 12 when they became aware of two males behind them.

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A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "One of them attempted to take a mobile phone from one of the girls. However, this was unsuccessful and nothing was stolen.

"The incident was reported to Dorset Police at 12.42pm on Monday by a member of the public who witnessed the incident.

"Enquiries are ongoing into the report. No arrests have been made at this time."