Six arrested after alleged knifepoint robbery in Dorchester street

SIX people – including a 16-year-old boy – have been arrested after two people sitting in a car in Dorchester were allegedly robbed at knifepoint.

Detectives from Dorset Police are investigating the incident, which happened at around 1.45am on Sunday morning (November 5).

A police spokesperson said the victims, two local men, were inside a parked car in School Close when two males approached the vehicle.

It is alleged one of the suspects produced a knife and threatened one of the victims, before they handed over a quality of cash and an Armani bag.

No one was physically injured.

The matter was reported to Dorset Police and following a search of the area and quick time enquires six people were arrested.

A 16-year-old boy, three 17-year-old boys and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.

Detective Inspector Rhys Griffiths, of County CID, said: “A full investigation is underway into this incident, including house-to-house and CCTV enquiries.

“We believe the suspects may have been travelling in and around the Dorchester area immediately after the incident and I would urge anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the early hours of the morning, or has any information that may assist our investigation, to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230175294. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously via or by calling 0800 555 111.