A MAN was put in a headlock while thieves went through his pockets and stole his phone and passport.

At around 6pm on Wednesday, October 13, the victim, a man ages in his 20s, was near the skate park in Baiter Park when he was approached by three men.

The victim was put in a head lock while they went through his pockets and stole an iPhone and his passport.

The passport was later found nearby but the phone has not been recovered.

Detective Constable Phill Riggs, of Bournemouth CID, said: “We are carrying out further enquiries into this robbery and I understand there were a number of people in the area when it happened.

“I would urge any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to please come forward. I would also like to hear from anyone with any further information that might assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email to 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210165573.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.