Barclays Bank in Bryant Road was robbed yesterday (10 July) at about 10am by a man who entered the premises and demanded money.
Staff handed over a quantity of cash and he left. He was seen getting into a metallic light green coloured Peugeot estate car parked on Bryant Road. The car was occupied by another person and it drove off toward Mossley Road.
A security pack from the bank containing red dye is believed to have discharged in the vehicle which would have covered the occupants and the inside of the vehicle.
Police, including officers from the Armed Response Unit, assisted by the NPAS helicopter conducted an extensive search of the area, however, no one has been arrested.
No one was injured in the incident and no weapon was seen.
The offender is described as a white man, approximately five feet ten inches tall, wearing blue tape or a bandana to disguise his face. He was wearing a light blue tracksuit top, black Nike tracksuit bottoms which had a white Nike tick on the left and white trainers. He was also wearing a brown baseball cap which had a fawn coloured peak and white writing on it.
Detective Sergeant Dave Colomb, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said: “The robber and his accomplice could have red dye on them that is extremely difficult to remove. The dye will also be in the vehicle and possibly on the windows.
“Anyone who has suspicions or concerns about anyone who has red dye on them are advised not to approach them but to call the police immediately.
“Witnesses who may have seen this vehicle or anyone who has information that can help with the investigation is urged to come forward urgently and in confidence.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 10:98. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.