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5 December 2013, 07:26
Detectives are renewing their appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after an elderly husband and wife were allegedly robbed and assaulted in the Creekmoor area of the town – with the Crimestoppers charity offering a reward.
it happened at 11.30am on Wednesday 27 November 2013 on Stalbridge Road.
The local couple, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s, were making their way along the road – the woman was on foot and the man on a mobility scooter. It is alleged that a man approached them from behind, grabbed her handbag and pushed her husband to the ground before running into Hazelbury Road.
The female victim sustained an injury to her arm. The handbag contained bank cards and a small amount of change.
Detective Constable Will Burnett, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said:
"We are seeking more information to assist the investigation into this alleged crime.
"It was broad daylight at the time and someone may have witnessed the incident or seen a man wearing dark coloured jacket and hat running away.
"Crimestoppers are now offering a reward and hopefully this will encourage witnesses and anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible."
Members of the public will only be eligible for the cash reward if they call the Crimestoppers line – on 0800 555 111 – with information that leads to the arrest and charge of an offender.
A 38-year-old man has been arrested and released on police bail until the end of January 2014.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 27:149. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.