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23rd February 2019

Appeal after Ipswich robbery


Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Ipswich. The incident happened at approximately 11.30pm on Monday 20 August in Belstead Road.

A 17-year-old man was walking towards Stoke Street when he noticed two men at the Vernon Street junction. The men followed him along into Belstead Road. Shortly after the junction at Willoughby Road, one of the men asked the victim for the time and he got out his mobile phone. The victim was knocked to the ground and a knife was pressed against the back of his neck. The victim’s pockets were searched and two mobile phones stolen. The men then walked off.

Shortly afterwards two moped drivers, thought to be the offenders, drove down Belstead Road sounding their horns. They turned around and drove back towards the victim before driving off.

The victim was not injured from the incident.

The offenders are described as two white men, both approximately 5’10” tall and of a medium build. One offender was wearing a white hooded top and the other a black hooded top, and both had black tracksuit bottoms.

Anyone with information about the incident or recognises any of the individuals described is asked to call Ipswich Priority Crime Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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