Teenager Robbed In West Howe

Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a teenage boy was robbed in the West Howe area of the town.

The incident, in which a young man pushed a 15-year-old boy to the ground before stealing his white checked rucksack and mobile phone, happened along Verney Road at around 7.10pm on Monday 2 January 2012. 

The victim, from Bournemouth, sustained cuts and bruises.

Detective Constable Mark Portelli, of Bournemouth CID, said:

 “I understand that the victim had been travelling on the 5a Yellow Bus service from 6.40pm onwards, after he boarded the bus on Gervis Road.

“This bus travelled through Charminster where the offender boarded the bus at around 6.50pm. Both the victim and this man sat on the top deck of the bus, around three rows apart.

“The victim and the offender alighted from the bus on Fernside Road – a short time later the robbery took place.”

The robber is white, aged between 16 and 24, five feet eleven inches tall, clean shaven and with a pale complexion. He was wearing a black zip up hooded top and blue jeans.

While he was on the bus it is believed that he poured a liquid of some description onto the floor.

DC Portelli continued:

 “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this robbery, and anyone who saw a man matching this description on the bus, to contact me as soon as possible.

“All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 2:288. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.