POLICE have issued CCTV images after a man held a knife to a woman’s throat and demanded her wallet.

Officers are continuing to investigate the robbery and attempted robbery incidents in Bournemouth.

The first incident occurred at around 4am on Wednesday, November 17. Two women, aged 18 and 19, were in Fir Vale Road when they were approached by a man who held a knife to one of the victim’s throats and demanded her wallet.

She said they did not have anything apart from their mobile phones. The offender continued to hold the knife to the woman’s throat and then left the scene with both of their mobile phones.

The offender ran up St Peter’s Road and onto Bath Road where it is reported that he approached a man with a knife and demanded money. The victim punched the man before he fell backwards. He sustained a slight injury to his hand and went to hospital for treatment. Nothing was stolen.

Bournemouth Echo: CCTV image after robbery and attempted robbery in Bournemouth. Picture: Dorset PoliceCCTV image after robbery and attempted robbery in Bournemouth. Picture: Dorset Police

The suspect was reported to have left the second scene heading toward Old Christchurch Road and into Wooten Mount.

Investigations officer Max Surman, of Dorset Police’s Priority Crime Team, said: “We are continuing to investigate these two offences and have obtained a CCTV image of the suspect.

“I appreciate the image is not great quality, but we owe it to the victims to do everything we can to identify this man and I am hoping someone might be able to recognise him from his general build and clothing he is wearing. It may also help jog the memories of any witnesses who were in the area.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online/, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210185167.

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