Pensioner intimidation appeal

Bournemouth Police are appealing for witnesses and information after money was taken from a pensioner in the town.

Police appeal after money taken from pensioner

An 87-year-old man was approached by another man outside Royal Bournemouth Hospital and intimidated into giving over his money.

This type of crime is very distressing to the victim. I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or observed any suspicious activity in the area to contact police as soon as possible.

I would ask the local community to be extra vigilant to this type of crime as the offender targeted a vulnerable man.

I urge anyone who has become a victim of such an offence who has yet to report this to contact Dorset Police immediately on the non-emergency number 101."

– Michaela Jephcott, Bournemouth Police Constable, said:

Bournemouth pensioner money intimidation

An 87-year-old man was intimidated into giving over money outside Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

The incident happened near to the bus stop on Deansleigh Road between 10.45am and 11am on Tuesday, July 16.

The victim was approached by another man and told that he owed this man money.

The elderly man felt intimidated and handed over the cash.

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