Men Wanted After Woman Robbed In Town Centre

A woman's had her mobile phone and cash stolen in a robbery in Bournemouth town centre.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward, with officers releasing a CCTV image of people they wish to speak with.

The incident occurred between 4.45am and 5.15am on Sunday 2 June 2013 at the bus stop opposite WH Smith on
Gervais Place.

The victim, a 33-year-old woman from Bournemouth, was approached by three men. One man restrained her and the other two went through her handbag stealing her mobile phone and some cash. She managed to break the restraint and run away to safety.

She escaped without injury.

Police Constable Ian Allen, of Bournemouth police, said:

"This was a cowardly attack by a group of men on a lone woman and it has left her extremely shaken and upset.

"I am keen to speak with the people shown in the picture as I believe they can help with the investigation.

"I urge them - or anyone who recognises them - to come forward and speak to the police.

"There were a number of people around at the time who may have seen something and I ask them to contact Dorset Police
 in confidence."

The offenders are described as speaking with Spanish accents.

No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 2:125. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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