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CCTV released of suspect after attempted robbery

Police want to speak to this man Credit: Dorset Police

A CCTV image of a suspect has been released following an attempted robbery in Dorset.

It follows an incident on Tuesday 31 October where a man walked into the Honeymoon Chinese takeaway in Christchurch and demanded money from a staff member.

He's described as being white, and possibly aged in his 20s.

There were no threats made, no weapons were seen and no money was handed over.

A bicycle left outside the shop was later used by the man to leave.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the Lymington Road area at the relevant time and saw anything suspicious to please contact Dorset Police.

“As part of our enquiries we have located CCTV footage of the suspect. Unfortunately the image is of poor quality but it is the best we have at this current time and I am issuing it in the hope that someone may recognise the man from the clothing he is wearing.”

– Detective Constable Neil Jones, of Bournemouth CID

E-fit released in connection with attempted robbery

Police want to speak with this man in connection with attempted robbery Credit: Kent Police

Officers investigating an attempted robbery in Lordswood Lane, Chatham, have released a computer-generated image of a man they would like to speak with.

A woman was walking along a footpath when she was approached by a man who attempted to grab her handbag, at about 7.15am on Saturday 1 November.

She screamed and the man ran away empty-handed in the direction of Kingston Crescent.

The suspect is described as having olive skin and dark brown eyes. He was wearing a black hooded top with a zip.

Anyone with information should contact PC Nick Webber on 01634 792350 quoting crime reference XY/38615/14. Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


Homeowner threatened with meat cleaver during attempted robbery

Police investigating an aggravated attempted robbery in Bournemouth have released an efit of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

Police have released this efit of a man they want to speak to Credit: Dorset Police

The incident, in which a 19-year-old man was threatened with a meat cleaver at a property on South Kinson Drive, happened at approximately 10.25pm on Saturday 22 March 2014.

The victim answered the door to a man who demanded money and bank details while threatening him with a meat cleaver.

When the victim did not give him anything, the offender then left.

Detective Constable Ben Morgan, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said: “The victim was uninjured although shaken by the ordeal.

“I would urge the man pictured – and anyone who recognises him – to contact Dorset Police.”

He is described as white, approximately six foot tall and was wearing a white shirt and pink tie. He is believed to be in his late twenties or early thirties."

Man jailed for attempted robbery

A 58-year-old man from Ferndown has been sent to prison for four years for an attempted robbery in the West Moors area of Ferndown.

Daniel Holland was jailed for 4 years for attempted robbery Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Daniel Holland pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon. He's been handed down a four year term in jail for the robbery offence and ordered to serve one years’ imprisonment – to run at the same time – for possessing a knife.

The court heard evidence that at 5.30am on Friday 14 March 2014 Holland entered the Tesco Express store on Station Road in West Moors wearing a beanie style hat pulled over his face with two holes cut out for his eyes.

He was also wielding an object, which is now known to be a plastic tube, which had plastic bags wrapped around it. Two members of staff were in the store at the time, one screamed when she saw Holland come into the shop, alerting her colleague who quickly came to her aid from the delivery room.

He challenged the offender grabbing the object from him while his colleague alerted security staff. Holland fled the scene discarding his beanie hat and a carrier bag containing a knife.

Attempted robbery left Weymouth man with broken rib

Detectives in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery left the victim with a broken rib.

A 47-year-old local man was walking down Beverley Road, Littlemoor on Sunday 5th January when four young men approached him.

One of the men demanded money and a mobile phone before attacking him.

The victim managed to escape without any of his property stolen, but he sustained injuries from the attack, including a broken rib.

The main offender has been described as white, in his late teens, of slim build and 5'9" with a grade one or two crew cut. He was wearing a grey hooded top, dark blue jeans and white trainers.

Witnesses should call 101, quoting 05:140.

Appeal after attempted robbery

Aldershot Police are appealing for witnesses after a 14-year-old boy was threatened in the street.

He was in Cambridge Road, at about 8.30pm on 29th June, when a man threatened him. He had no personal items with him, nothing was taken. The offender left with another man in a purple or black BMW.

The man who approached the victim was white, aged between 26 and 30, about 6ft 5ins tall and of muscular build. The second man was white, about 6ft 3ins tall and had short dark-brown hair. He was topless and had a black pattern tattoo on his back and was wearing brown cargo shorts.

This was a frightening incident for this teenager but fortunately he wasn’t injured and nothing was taken. Were you in the area at the time? Did you see anything suspicious? If you know anything about this incident, please contact me as soon as possible.”

– PC Carolyne Webb, Aldershot Police