Man in his 70s’ bank card stolen in Poole street robbery

A MAN in his 70s was attacked in a Poole street on Sunday afternoon (March 17) – and his bank card stolen.

The incident happened at around 3pm in Lindsay Road, near the junction with Wilderton Road.

A black leather pouch was stolen in the robbery, which contained the victim’s bank card, which was later used to carry out a number of transactions at various stores in the area.

The victim did not sustain any serious injuries.

The offender was riding a bicycle and is described as white, in his 20s, well built and with blond hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt and light blue jeans.

PC Alex Parsons, of Dorset Police, said: “We are carrying out a number of enquiries to identify the man responsible for this robbery and I would like to hear from any witnesses who were in the area and may have seen what happened.

“I would also urge motorists who were driving in the area and have dashcam fitted, as well as residents in the vicinity with home CCTV systems, to please review their footage from around the time of the incident to see if they have captured anything that might assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 55240040227, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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