A MAN has been arrested and charged in connection with the alleged theft of bags and suspected fraudulent use of a bank card in Bournemouth.

It was reported that between 8.55am and 9.20am on Tuesday June 1, two women had their bags stolen while they were using the facilities at the Elstead Hotel on Knyveton Road.

The bags contained clothes, keys, a phone and wallets containing bank cards.

It was subsequently reported that one of the bank cards was subsequently used in a number of shops in Christchurch Road.

Following enquiries and a CCTV appeal, a 34-year-old man of no fixed abode has been arrested and charged with theft and fraud by false representation.

He is due to appear at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Friday, October 22, 2021.