Seven people charged following armed robbery in Bournemouth

Detectives investigating an alleged armed robbery in Bournemouth have charged seven people.

At around 12pm on Thursday 14 March 2019 Dorset Police received a report of a robbery at Franses Jewellers in Westover Road involving a number of men on two mopeds and a motorcycle.

Nobody was injured during the incident. A quantity of jewellery items were reportedly stolen.

A detailed investigation was launched involving detectives from Dorset Police with support from the Met’s Operation Venice team, which tackles moped enabled crime.

A 27-year-old man from London has been charged with robbery, threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place and dangerous driving.

A 25-year-old London man has been charged with robbery, threatening a person with a bladed/sharply pointed article in a public place and dangerous driving.

A 26-year-old London man has been charged with robbery and aggravate vehicle taking.

A 31-year-old Bournemouth man, a 52-year-old Bournemouth woman, 26-year-old London man and a 26-year-old man of an unknown address have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

All seven people are due to appear at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 13 April 2019.

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