Thief Steals Woman's Engagement Ring

A teenager's been left devastated after her diamond engagement ring was stolen in a robbery in Bournemouth.

The incident, in which a 19-year-old woman was pushed against a wall by a man who searched her pockets, happened along Bath Road, near the petrol station between 3.30am and 4am on Saturday 26 January 2013.

The offender made off with her engagement ring and some cash which were both in her pockets. She wasn't hurt.

Detective Constable James Batty, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said: “Understandably, the victim was distressed by the incident and very upset about the loss of the ring – an obviously very special and personally significant possession.

“The ring consists of 18 carat white gold with a larger diamond flanked by three smaller diamonds on either side of it.

“I urge witnesses and anyone who has any information about the robbery to contact police as soon as possible.

”I would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered a ring of this description in unusual circumstances or at an unusually low price.”

The thief has been described as aged between 20 and 30 years old, about five feet six inches tall and of average build with broad shoulders. He has dark hair and was wearing dark trousers and a dark hooded top.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 26:371. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.