Police are searching for a mugger after a man was attacked in Bournemouth in broad daylight.
At around 9.40am on Thursday October 11, a 64-year-old man was threatened along Parkwood Road, Boscombe.
A 64-year-old man was attacked in Bournemouth
The victim was forced to hand over property including a laptop and cash and sustained minor injuries.
The offender ran off through some gardens in the direction of Coleville Road.
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Detective Steven May of Bournemouth CID said: "This was a nasty attack and we are keen to identify the offender as soon as possible.
"It happened at a time of day when people were around and it is possible someone saw something suspicious.
"The man responsible may have injuries to his hands from bushes when he ran from the scene.
"I appeal to anyone who may have any information to contact Dorset Police as soon as possible in the strictest confidence."
The attacker is described as a white man in his early 20s, approximately five feet 11 inches tall, of skinny build with short close cropped hair. He was wearing a dark coloured, possibly navy jacket, dark coloured trousers and was carrying a purple rucksack.
Witnesses should contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 11:108.