Do You Know This Man?
Detectives in Bournemouth are renewing their appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a man was attacked in the town - with an e-fit of the offender being released.
The incident took place at approximately 9.40am on Thursday 11 October 2012 in the Parkwood Road area of Boscombe.
The victim, a 64-year-old man from Boscombe was threatened and forced to hand over property including a laptop and cash. He sustained minor injuries.
Detective Constable Steven May, of Bournemouth CID, said:
"I am now able to release some more information about this incident.
"We now know that this was a targeted attack on the victim in which the offender entered his house and threatened him with a knife."
The offender ran off into the Coleville Road area of Boscombe through some back gardens. He is described as:
-a white man in his 20s
-approximately five feet 11 inches tall
-of skinny build and gaunt appearance
-short close cropped hair
-He was wearing a dark coloured, possibly navy jacket, dark coloured trousers, and was carrying a purple rucksack.
-He was wearing a hat during the offence although it is believed that he removed this as he left the property.
DC May continued:
"From the victim's description it appears that the offender may be a drug user and I urge anyone with information to contact Dorset Police urgently in the strictest confidence.
"I also want to reassure the public that this was not a random attack and that this type of incident is extremely rare."
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 11:108.
Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.