Cyclist Pushed To The Ground And Robbed

Police in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a robbery in the Charminster area of the town.

The incident, in which a man pushed a cyclist to the ground and stole his black shoulder bag, happened along St Albans Crescent at 7.40am today, Wednesday 8 February 2012.

The victim, a 37-year-old Bournemouth man, was not injured as a result of the incident.

The offender is white, around six feet tall and of a large build, perhaps weighing around 16 or 17 stone.

He was wearing a fluorescent jacket and a chequered hat with ear flaps.

Police Constable Lee Harrison, of Bournemouth police, said: “The victim’s black bag – similar in style to a laptop case – contained a mobile phone and a quantity of cash. He is fortunate not to have been hurt as a result of being knocked over.

“The offender is believed to have fled along the back alley behind Crescent Motorcycles or along St Albans Road.

“Anyone who witnessed this robbery, and anyone with any information about the man responsible, is urged to contact Dorset Police as soon as possible.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 8:49. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.