Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary near Wimborne are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

The incident occurred at around 9.50pm on Thursday 13 June 2024 at One Stop in Dales Drive in Colehill.

It is reported that a staff member was approached by a man in possession of a crow bar who told him to lock the door.

The staff member managed to walk to the back of the shop into a private office area and locked himself in the room.

The offender followed the victim and attempted to push open the door, before leaving the shop.

Detective Inspector Rhys Griffiths, of Dorset County CID, said: “Thankfully, nobody was injured during the incident and nothing was stolen.

“I am carrying out enquiries to identify the person responsible and would ask anyone who saw or heard suspicious activity in the area, or may have captured any relevant CCTV or dashcam footage, to please come forward.

“I am particularly keen to speak to the driver of a pale blue Hyundai Kona – with a 73 registration plate – that stopped outside the shop immediately before the incident as they may have information to help my enquiries.

“As part of our investigation, I have obtained CCTV images of the suspect. While you cannot see his face, I am hoping the images may jog someone’s memory from the night of the incident.

“Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team are aware and can be approached by anyone with information or concerns.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240089337. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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