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Police appeal after alleged robberies in Weymouth
4:05pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in Latest
TWO men from Weymouth have been arrested and charged following allegations of two robberies and one attempted robbery in the town.
Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward if they have information about the incidents, which took place on Friday, March 15.
The first happened at 8.15pm on Westham Road. Police said a man in his 80s was threatened and someone attempted to take items from him, but no one was injured.
Later, at 9.15pm a 19-year-old woman is said to have suffered a minor injury after an offender threatened her and stole a mobile phone when she was walking on the Esplanade.
The final incident occurred at 10.15pm, also on the Esplanade. A man in his 40s is believed to have been approached by two men.
The victim said he was threatened and had his wallet and mobile phone stolen. He was not injured.
Detective constable Sarah Desmond, of Weymouth CID said: "I would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed anything that can help with the investigation.
"In particular there was a member of the public who was on the Esplanade at the time of the third incident, who may have seen something.
"I am also keen to speak to the person who was asked by the victim to call the police."
She added: "I encourage anyone who has been a victim of crime to come forward and tell the police as soon as possible."
A 35-year-old man and a 40-year-old man, both from the Weymouth area, appeared at Weymouth Magistrates Court on Monday charged with robbery, attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.
They have been remanded in custody.