Do You Know This Man?

Detectives in Bournemouth are renewing their appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a man was attacked in the town - with an e-fit of the offender being released.

The incident took place at approximately 9.40am on Thursday 11 October 2012 in the Parkwood Road area of Boscombe. 

The victim, a 64-year-old man from Boscombe was threatened and forced to hand over property including a laptop and cash. He sustained minor injuries. 

Detective Constable Steven May, of Bournemouth CID, said: 

"I am now able to release some more information about this incident. 

"We now know that this was a targeted attack on the victim in which the offender entered his house and threatened him with a knife."

The offender ran off into the Coleville Road area of Boscombe through some back gardens. He is described as:

-a white man in his 20s

-approximately five feet 11 inches tall

-of skinny build and gaunt appearance 

-short close cropped hair

-He was wearing a dark coloured, possibly navy jacket, dark coloured trousers, and was carrying a purple rucksack. 

-He was wearing a hat during the offence although it is believed that he removed this as he left the property. 

DC May continued: 

"From the victim's description it appears that the offender may be a drug user and I urge anyone with information to contact Dorset Police urgently in the strictest confidence. 

"I also want to reassure the public that this was not a random attack and that this type of incident is extremely rare." 

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 11:108. 

Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.