Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following an attempted aggravated robbery in the Kinson area of the town – with an e-fit of the offender being released.
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 am now in the position to release an e-fit of the offender which I am keen to identify as soon as possible.
“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.
DC Ben Morgan continued: “I am appealing for anyone who recalls any suspicious activity in the area at the time and anyone with any information about the man responsible to come forward.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 22:421. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.