Woman in her 60’s and man in his 70’s victims of attempted robbery in Bournemouth

Detectives investigating an attempted robbery in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

At around 8pm yesterday, Sunday 18 November 2018, a woman aged in her 60s and a man aged in his 70s were walking along the promenade near to Bournemouth Pier in the direction of Durley Chine when two men approach them from behind.

One of the men tried to grab the woman’s handbag from her but she managed to hold onto it. The offenders then ran off along the promenade, making off up the West Cliff zig zags.

The first offender is described as white, aged in his early teens to early 20s and of medium build. He was wearing a heavy green coast with black hooded top underneath and the hood up over his head as well as dark trousers and black shoes. He was carrying a small shoulder bag on his right shoulder.

The second man is described as white, aged in his late teens to early 20s and of slim build. He was wearing a light grey hooded top, grey skinny jeans and dark shoes. He had a black rucksack on his back.

Detective Constable Rebecca Joyce, of Bournemouth CID, said: “We are carrying out a number of enquiries into this incident, including a review of CCTV footage in the area.

“I am also appealing to anyone who witnessed the attempted robbery or who saw two men matching the descriptions given in the area at the time of the incident to please contact us.”

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 55180186364. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.