Bournemouth man punched and robbed by gang of men
A BOURNEMOUTH man was subjected to a 'frightening' robbery after being approached by a gang of men.
An 18-year-old man from Bournemouth was robbed in Bournemouth Gardens between 1am and 2am on Saturday 10 August - after he was approached by six or seven men as he stood outside the Halo club having a cigarette.
The gang encouraged the victim to go into Bournemouth Gardens, where he was punched in the face before his mobile phone was taken.
Detective Constable Jo Shrewbridge of Bournemouth CID said: "This frightening incident left the victim shocked and distressed and it was fortunate that he was not injured.
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"I urge anyone who saw this group of men around the area of the cafe near to the balloon at the time of the robbery to come forward."
The men are described as white - except for one, who is believed to be of North African appearance.
All of the offenders were aged between 18 and 22 years old and two of them had blond hair.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 10:275.