Six people have been arrested after two men were reportedly robbed at knifepoint in Dorchester.

Two local men sitting inside a parked car in School Close, near Colliton Stree were approacahed by two young men at around 1.45am today.

It is alleged that the one of the suspects brandished a knife and threatened one of the victims before they handed over an Armani bag and cash.

No one was physically injured in the incident.

Following a search of the area and enquiries the police made six arrests; a 16-year-old boy, three 17-year-old boys as well as a 20-year-old woman were held on suspicion of robbery.

A 19-year-old woman has also been arrested on conspiracy to commit robbery.

The police are asking for witnesses to come forward. 

Detective Inspector Rhys Griffiths, of County CID, said: “A full investigation is underway into this incident, including house-to-house and CCTV enquiries.

“We believe the suspects may have been travelling in and around the Dorchester area immediately after the incident and I would urge anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the early hours of the morning, or has any information that may assist our investigation, to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230175294. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.