Thieves steal mobile phone from injured woman in Bournemouth
A BOURNEMOUTH woman had her mobile phone stolen as she lay in the road following a road traffic collision in the Eastcliff area of the town.
The incident happened at around 1pm on Tuesday 17 September along Holdenhurst Road.
The victim, a 29-year-old local woman, was crossing the road outside The Lions Head pub when she collided with a moped knocking her to the ground.
While she lay in the road with some of her possessions next to her, an unknown man and woman stole her mobile phone and ran off in the direction of Springbourne roundabout.
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The victim suffered a fractured collarbone and leg in the collision. The motorcycle rider was unhurt.
Police Constable Toni Broadbent, of Bournemouth police, said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this theft or has information about the couple who stole the victims’ mobile phone to call Dorset Police.
“This callous act has been carried out while she lay helplessly in the road following a road traffic collision, and we are extremely keen to trace the offenders.
“The mobile phone taken is a large Samsung model, and I am keen to hear from anyone who may have been offered this type of phone for sale in strange circumstances or for an unusually low price.”
The first offender is described as a white man aged in his forties, with fair cropped hair. He was wearing a light green, collared jacket which was zipped up to the top.
The second person is described as a white woman aged in her fifties wearing a white cardigan with stars or snowflakes printed on it.
No arrests have been made.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 17:181. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.