FOUR people have been arrested after a teenager was allegedly punched in the head, threatened with a flick knife and had his bag and jacket stolen.

The victim – a teenage boy – walked past a silver Vauxhall Corsa on the forecourt of Texaco in Victoria Avenue at around 10.15pm on Monday, September 13.

Dorset Police say a verbal altercation occurred with the occupants of the vehicle and three people got out of the car and one of the group allegedly threatened the victim with a flick knife.

A second person reportedly grabbed him around the chest and punched him in the head. It was reported that the group stole the victim’s bag and jacket.

The victim did not sustain any serious injuries or require medical treatment.

Officers carried out searches of the area and a silver Vauxhall Corsa was located on Sandford Road in Wareham.

Two boys, aged 16 and 17, and two 18-year-old men – all from Poole – have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. They are all currently assisting detectives with their enquiries.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following the alleged robbery.

Detective Constable David Barnes, of Weymouth CID, said: “Our investigation is underway and I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed what happened to please come forward.

“I would urge any motorists who were travelling along Victoria Avenue around the time of the reported incident to please check their dashcam for relevant footage to assist my enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210148427.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.