Hunt still on for New Forest gunman

An artist's impression of the gunman in the New Forest

An artist's impression of the gunman in the New Forest

First published in News

POLICE are today renewing their appeal to help them track down the gunman who is behind a number of robberies across Hampshire.

As exclusively revealed by the Daily Echo, Crimestoppers put up a £5,000 reward on Christmas Eve in a bid to track down a gunman who has terrorised people in the New Forest.

The money will be paid to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the culprit.

Although three men have been arrested over the last two weeks, no one has been charged in connection with the robberies in Brockenhurst and Lymington.

As previously reported, the first robbery happened at around 6.30am on December 4 shortly after the victim had parked his Porsche at Brockenhurst Railway Station.

The gunman, who laid in wait against a bush on the other side of the main road, approached him in the car park and ordered him back into the car.

They then drove around before the robber forced the man to withdraw and hand over a “significant” amount of cash.

The victim was then dumped in a Forest car park, with his vehicle left nearby.

In the second attack, a husband and wife were held hostage in their own home by the gunman, who then drove the 64-year-old woman around Lymington before returning her home.

In an exclusive interview, she told the Daily Echo she berated her captor as the “most hopeless criminal” she’d ever met.

Hampshire ’ s major investigation unit has been working around the clock to track down the gunman and has even held a public meeting to reassure worried residents.

Detectives have already arrested a 48-year-old man from Lymington and a 44-year-old New Milton man over the raids. They have been released on police bail, pending inquiries, until February.

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10:12am Wed 26 Dec 12

Frank28 says...

Why haven't they started putting this artist's impression on Crimestopper Wanted posters in the area? We've heard a recording of his voice - now someone must recognise his face.
Why haven't they started putting this artist's impression on Crimestopper Wanted posters in the area? We've heard a recording of his voice - now someone must recognise his face. Frank28
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4:20pm Wed 26 Dec 12

richieroo says...

As he appears to be wearing medieval chainmail have they looked in the Bargate for him!?!. :-P
As he appears to be wearing medieval chainmail have they looked in the Bargate for him!?!. :-P richieroo
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5:50pm Wed 26 Dec 12

bobbyboy says...

He was atop a horse this morning.
He was atop a horse this morning. bobbyboy
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7:51pm Wed 26 Dec 12

vpharm says...

So the two people police arrested are innocent then? Why cant the police tell people this?

Instead were are going around looking for king Arthur's knight!
So the two people police arrested are innocent then? Why cant the police tell people this? Instead were are going around looking for king Arthur's knight! vpharm
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8:11pm Wed 26 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

With all this modern technology we get a picture of a cartoon character. Seriously, how do we expect this man to be caught with such a stupid picture?
With all this modern technology we get a picture of a cartoon character. Seriously, how do we expect this man to be caught with such a stupid picture? IronLady2010
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8:40pm Wed 26 Dec 12

bazzeroz says...

bobbyboy wrote:
He was atop a horse this morning.
Dodging arrows I believe. Whoops! Got 'im
[quote][p][bold]bobbyboy[/bold] wrote: He was atop a horse this morning.[/p][/quote]Dodging arrows I believe. Whoops! Got 'im bazzeroz
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3:08am Fri 28 Dec 12

wake up says...

oh i see the echo has branched out a bit more , now they are reporting crimes from Planet Of The Apes,
oh i see the echo has branched out a bit more , now they are reporting crimes from Planet Of The Apes, wake up
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3:43pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Subject48 says...

If plod just asks around and finds some armourers that should be able to point them in the right direction. I cannot imagine there to be many of them left...
If plod just asks around and finds some armourers that should be able to point them in the right direction. I cannot imagine there to be many of them left... Subject48
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