Students Burgled In Hammer Attack

Three students were robbed and attacked in their flat in Bournemouth – an image has been released of one of the robbers.

The two men entered the flat armed with a hammer, along Tregonwell Road, at around 10pm on Thursday, 2 June 2011. They threatened the three students and stole items from them.

One of the victims, a 20-year-old Bournemouth man, was left with grazes to his face and neck. The other two victims, both men, aged 22 and from Bournemouth, were not injured.

Detective Constable Symon Clarke, of Bournemouth CID, said:

"The three friends were in the lounge when two unknown offenders entered the room. One of these men was holding a hammer.

"They threatened the victims with violence and demanded their possessions, including laptops, mobile phones and wallets.

"One of the robbers grabbed hold of the 20-year-old victim and struck him to the face."

The attacker with the hammer is white, aged between 18 and 21, around six feet tall and of a slim build. He was wearing dark clothing.

The second attacker is also white and aged between 18 and 21. He is around five feet ten inches tall, with pronounced jaw line and cheekbones. He is described as slightly gaunt in appearance. He was wearing dark grey or navy blue clothing.

DC Clarke continued:

"Following further enquiries, I am now able to release an e-fit of the second attacker.

"I am appealing for anyone who recognises this man, and anyone who has any information about the two men responsible for this alarming attack, to get in touch with police immediately.

"It is essential that anyone with any information that may help me to apprehend these two robbers should contact me as soon as possible."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 22 22 22 quoting incident number 2:606. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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