Police to return to attempted armed robbery scene in Verwood to find witnesses
Dorset Police will return to the scene of an attempted armed robbery in Verwood as they renew their appeal for witnesses.
At around 7.30pm on Friday January 4, a 59-year-old woman from Wimborne was getting into her car in the Morrisons car park on Chiltern Drive.
She was threatened by a man with a handgun who demanded money. The victim screamed, causing the offender to leave the scene empty-handed.
Detective Sergeant Ian Fletcher of Bournemouth CID said: "I am keen to hear from anyone who has any information about the attempted robbery.
"We want to reassure the public that every effort is being made to apprehend the offender and we hope that as people do their weekly shopping we are able to locate further witnesses."
Officers will return to the scene between 6pm and 9pm on Friday January 11 in order to find potential witnesses.
The offender is described as white, aged between 30 and 40, of medium build and weighs about 12 to 13 stone.
He spoke with a northern accent and was clean shaven. He was wearing a black woollen hat low over his eyebrows with the rim turned up, a dark jumper with a black gilet over the top, which was done up, and black woollen gloves.
Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 04:404.