Train station robbery appeal

Detectives investigating two armed robberies in the New Forest are speaking to passengers at Brockenhurst train station today.

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Police to quiz rail passengers in robbery case

Police will be speaking to passengers at Brockenhurst railway station this morning as part of their investigation into two armed robberies in the New Forest.

Detectives hope to jog the memories of commuters who regularly use the station.

The first robbery occurred in the station’s car park on Wednesday morning, December 5th.

A 65-year-old man was approached as he got out of his Porsche 911 Carrera and threatened at gunpoint, before being forced to drive to the HSBC bank in Brockenhurst where a sum of money was withdrawn.

The offender then dumped his victim in the middle of the New Forest before abandoning the car on Sway Road.

Detectives will play audio of the offender captured in the background of a 999 call made by his second victims. An artist’s impression of the suspect will also be shown.

It is fives weeks since the robber struck for the first time. Despite extensive media coverage, many members of the public remain unaware about these offences and our pro-active worktoday will enable us to bring it to the attention of those who regularly use the station.

"Our visit today also coincides with possibly the first time that many commuters will be making their regular journey due to the Christmas and New Year break.

"We therefore hope that by speaking to them today, we will be able to gather information that will assist us inidentifying the offender and bring him to justice.”

– Det Ch Insp Stuart Murray

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