Appeal After Alleged Weymouth Robbery

1 February 2011, 13:58 | Updated: 16 February 2011, 11:28

Detectives in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after an alleged robbery in the town – with one man being arrested.

The incident, in which a man was reportedly threatened by two men, before they made off with his wallet, happened along Ilchester Road at around 2.20pm on Wednesday, 26 January 2011.

The victim, a 34-year-old from Portland, was not injured.

Detective Constable Tim Lainsbury, of Weymouth CID, said: “I understand that the alleged offenders – who were dressed in black with their faces covered by hoods and scarves – made off along the Rodwell Trail in the direction of the ASDA supermarket.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident, and anyone who saw any suspicious activity along Ilchester Road at around 2.20pm on Wednesday, 26 January, to contact me urgently. All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

A 30-year-old Weymouth man was arrested and has been released on bail while enquiries continue.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01305 22 22 22 quoting incident number 26:262. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.