CCTV appeal following theft by finding in Bournemouth

Officers investigating a theft by finding incident in Bournemouth are issuing an image of a man they would like to speak to.

The incident occurred at a cashpoint outside the Asda in St Pauls Road at 12.35pm on Sunday 13 October 2019.

A woman aged in her 50s had gone to withdraw £100 from the machine and took her receipt but forgot to take her money.

A man then went to the machine and removed the money and was still there when the victim returned a short time later.

She told him she had left the money in the machine and asked if he had seen the cash or anyone taking it. The man looked at her blankly and carried on using the machine.

It was only on viewing the CCTV from the store that she realised the man had taken the money.

Police Constable Jennie Sykes-Martin, of Dorset Police, said: “The victim has been left very upset by this incident due to the amount of money involved and believes the man knew what he was doing.

“I am keen to speak to the man pictured to get his account and would urge anyone with information as to his identity to please contact me. I would also urge the man involved to do the right thing and come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190162031. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.