Man Robs Bournemouth Store Armed With Hypodermic Needle

20 February 2014, 19:15 | Updated: 20 February 2014, 19:18

Dorset police say a man's been left badly hurt after robber armed with a hypodermic needle raided a store in Bournemouth.

It happened at around 5.30pm on Thursday 13 February 2014 at The Mini Golden Supermarket on Stanfield Road.

A man entered the store, made threats while holding an uncapped hypodermic needle and demanded money. He was confronted by a member of staff when he grabbed cash from the till but managed to get away.

He was seen to cross Withermoor Road and continue on to Stanfield Road.

Detective Constable Danielle Knight, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This incident left the victim with an injury that required hospital treatment. It is not known at this time how serious it is.

“I urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident take place or has any information to contact Dorset Police as soon as possible.”

The offender has been described as white, approximately five feet seven inches tall, of slim build and with blue eyes. He was wearing a black jacket with the hood up and a grey hood underneath, dark trousers and black woollen gloves. He was also wearing a checked scarf covering his face from the bottom of his nose to his chin.

No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101.