CCTV appeal after theft from car in Bournemouth

Officers are releasing a CCTV image of a suspect following a theft from a car in Bournemouth.

The victim – a local man aged in his 30s – parked and locked his Nissan Navara car on Charminster Road at around 6pm on Wednesday 19 September. When he returned to it at 5.45am the following day he saw the passenger door was left ajar.

Two bank cards, two mobile phones and a car key for another car had been stolen. He discovered that his cards had been fraudulently used at a nearby petrol station.

Police Community Support Investigator Jared Sharman, of Bournemouth police, said: “Following initial enquiries, I am now able to issue images of a man I would like to speak to in connection with the theft.

“If you recognise the man, or have any further information about the incident, please contact Dorset Police.

“I would also remind people that they can significantly reduce the chance of being a victim of opportunist theft from their vehicle by following some simple crime prevention advice, such as not having items on display or leaving windows open and doors unlocked.”

For more information and crime prevention advice, as well as the opportunity to download crime prevention posters and leaflets, visit https://www.dorset.police.uk/vehiclecrime

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180151732. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.