Man uses ‘sleight of hand’ to steal cash from Bournemouth post office


Police in Bournemouth say it is investigating the case of a man who used “sleight of hand” to steal cash from a Bournemouth post office in October. Police released CCTV footage of the suspect and appealed to those with relevant information to contact Dorset Police. The incident happened at the post office in Broadway, Southbourne, at around 10am.

The suspect first asked the staff at the post office to change £900 into £10 notes, then requested for £20 notes and then Euros.

He later rejected the cash and opted for money transfer.

Here is the police information on the incident –
“At around 10am on Saturday, 20 October, 2018 a man entered the Post Office on Broadway in Southbourne.
“He asked to change £900 in £10 notes, then asked for £20 notes and then Euros. Finally the man said he no longer wanted cash and instead wanted to make a money transfer.
“In the confusion he used sleight of hand to steal €320 and £340.
“We have been making a number of enquiries to try and identify the suspect and I am now issuing these CCTV images in the hope that someone will recognise him.
“I would urge anyone with information regarding his identity to contact police.”
The investigating officer, Police Constable Sara Watts of Dorset Police, has urged anyone with useful information to contact Dorset Police at, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180170005. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via


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