This is an update to the news item posted on this website on 6 March concerning the armed robbery at the Stan James bookmakers in Christchurch when a man threatened a member of staff with a knife on 5 March (approx 8pm) before stealing cash. The man ran from the scene toward Jumpers Road. Police, including armed officers, searched the area, but were unable to locate him.
He is described as white, in his 30s, roughly five foot eight inches tall and of medium build. He spoke with an English accent and was wearing a dark grey hooded coat, dark jeans, black scarf and balaclava.
Detective Constable Steven Davis, of Christchurch CID said: “One other man was in the bookmakers at the time and would have witnessed the robbery. I am keen to speak to him so he can assist us with our investigation.
“As the offender was wearing a balaclava it is unclear from the images exactly what he looks like, but if anyone saw someone matching the description running in the area or knows someone who was wearing similar clothing and acting suspiciously before or after the incident please contact police on 101.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 5:373. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.