A WOMAN was thrown out of a delivery van while it was being stolen in Poole.

The woman who worked for a delivery company was delivering items in a white Ford transit van when the van was approached by a man and woman.

The pair then attempted to drive off with the van when it stalled.

The victim tried to get in through the passenger door before she was thrown out of the vehicle as the man drove off again. 

Police said the female offender fled from the scene on foot down St George’s Avenue.

The van was found a short time later near Bearwood Community Centre in King John Avenue.

The victim’s handbag was taken from the van.

The male offender is described as being of slim build with short brown messy hair and was wearing denim shorts or jeans and a grey T-shirt.

The woman who was with him is described as being around five feet four inches tall and of slim build.

She was wearing a two-piece outfit with a crop top and light trousers with a white and pink pattern.

The incident occurred at around 3.45pm on May 11 on Ringwood Road, near the junction with St Georges Avenue.

Now, officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward with information related to the incident.  

Police Constable Alice Beavon, of Poole police, said: “Fortunately the victim did not sustain any serious injuries during this incident but it was understandably very distressing for her.

“We are conducting a number of enquiries as we try and identify the individuals involved and I would urge any witnesses or anyone with information that might assist our enquiries to please come forward.

“I would also urge any motorists who were travelling in the area of Ringwood Road in Poole on the afternoon of Saturday 11 May 2024 to please review any available dashcam footage to see if they have captured anything that might be relevant to our investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240070280. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.