(Original post by the_13th)
Okay, here is a report that I submitted to the police. To add a bit more I am male, 18, 6ft high and a semi-professional kickboxer. Yet this whole affair somewhat frightens me. I can't imagine how a physically weak person would act in this case. DON'T WALK TO YOUR HOUSE ALONE AT NIGHT, unless you're confident in your powers. Always look around yourself.
Here's my report to the police:
I would like to make you aware that single individuals or (more likely) a group operates in Bournemouth Town Center Area. I've had two incidents, both in early Saturday morning (26 February and 5 of March 2011 at 1:30-2:00AM; 1st incident took place on Commercial Road, just by the Triangle; 2nd incident on Exeter Road, near V-Club). On both occasions I was walking home alone and a man (different each time) who at the beginning seemed an ordinary passer-by or talked on the phone, started following me. It was obvious, as I noticed him immediately, and changed directions several times as well as crossed the road. He kept distance, but followed me even if I went the opposite way. 1st time this continued for over 20 minutes and I had to call my friend to accompany me home. When my friend arrived we stayed to see what the man would do. He noticed the two of us and quickly caught taxi and left. The second time I approached a man (different one), who had also been following me for 10 minutes and asked him what he wanted. He asked me "are you new to this area?" I said no and said that I didn't want to see him follow me anymore. He quickly went away.
Both these men were rather inconspicuous. The 1st one was either Polish, or other Slav or Baltic nationality (when spoke on the phone it was also not English language) , wore a sport costume (white with blue) and constantly pretended to talk on the phone. Body type possibly athletic, hair-cut short, light-brown hair. Height: around 170 cm Age: 26-35 years. Not drunk, looked confident.
The 2nd man was also inconspicuous looking, but had darker complexion, possibly South-East European (Romanian or Hungarian?), had short black hair and a bit of facial hair as well. Wore usual light-brown warm jacket (sporty) and also wore glasses. Looked less confident and seemed harmless. Height: 160-170 cm. Age: 32-40 Body: average, maybe a bit overweight.
I would like to stress that neither of these men were drunk and as I am male, it is unlikely that they were trying to get acquainted with me. I am not sure what they do once they have followed their victim to their flat. In the best case they rob people, in the worst case they kidnap them.
I would suggest you put some plain-clothes officers into the area near the Triangle and Central park at night to try and prevent these men from committing any crime. This seems to go on organisation level.
Thanks for your attention.
JUDGE FOR YOURSELF, BUT BE PRUDENT.
I might reconsider lonely wanderings around the town after this. Hell knows how many people are involved in this. Maybe they will put you in the car and you can say goodbye to your life, when you become their drug-pumped slave.