Man Attacked And Robbed In Boscombe

Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a man was robbed in the Boscombe area of the town.

The incident happened sometime between 2.20am and 3.30am on Sunday 10 November 2013 along Wolverton Road at the junction of Haviland Road East. 

The victim, a 22-year-old London man, was attacked by a group of four unknown men, one of which struck him around the head with a glass bottle. 

The offenders made off with his mobile phone and a quantity of cash. Fortunately he escaped with minor injuries. 

Detective Constable Jess Fredriksen, of Bournemouth CID, said: 

"I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information about those responsible to get in contact at the earliest opportunity. 

"I am keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a group of four men acting suspiciously in the areas of Wolverton Road and Haviland Road East prior to or after this incident taking place. 

"The victim was knocked unconscious during the robbery and is lucky not to have sustained serious injuries. I urge anyone with information to contact Dorset Police on 101 in confidence." 

One of the offenders is described as a white man around six feet tall, wearing blue jeans and a black Nike branded jacket with a gold chain around his neck. 

The second is a man of mixed race, around five feet six inches tall, and wearing blue jeans, a long blue jacket and black trainers. There are no details of the other two offenders. 

No arrests have been made. 

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 10:77. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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