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Ipswich – Second person arrested following theft of woman’s purse

Police have arrested a further person in connection with an incident of theft in Ipswich.

The incident occurred between 11.35am and 11.50am on Monday 18 May, near Rasputin convenience store in St Matthews Street.

The victim – a woman aged in her 60s – was waiting for a bus when a male approached her and snatched her purse from her hand before running away in the direction of Civic Drive.

The woman was left shaken and was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment and was later discharged.

A short time later, officers discovered that one of the victim’s bank cards had been used in a different shop and a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft from the person. He was also arrested on suspicion of a further offence of theft from the person and robbery in relation to separate incidents. The man was also wanted on recall to prison.

He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was detained and subsequently transferred into the custody of HM Prison Service.

A further 17-year-old teenage boy was later arrested on suspicion of theft from the person in connection with the incident. He was also arrested on suspicion of robbery in relation to a separate incident.

He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned and subsequently released on police bail. He is due to return on Friday 12 June.

A third person is believed to have been involved in the incident and enquiries on are ongoing to try and locate them.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference number: 37/27203/20

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Phone – Call 101

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release | 19 May 2020

Police have arrested a man in connection with an incident of theft in Ipswich.

The incident occurred between 11.35am and 11.50am yesterday, Monday 18 May, near Rasputin convenience store in St Matthews Street.

The victim – a woman aged in her 60s – was waiting for a bus when a male approached her and snatched her purse from her hand before running away in the direction of Civic Drive.

The woman was left shaken and was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment.

A short time later, officers discovered that one of the victim’s bank cards had been used in a different shop and a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft from the person. He was also arrested on suspicion of a further offence of theft from the person and robbery in relation to separate incidents. The man was also wanted on recall to prison.

He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was detained and subsequently transferred into the custody of HM Prison Service.

Two further males are also believed to have been involved in this incident.

The first male suspect, who is believed to have stolen the purse from the victim, is described as being 5ft 8ins tall, aged in his teens and with brown floppy hair. He also had a tanned complexion. He was wearing dark trousers, a white t-shirt and a patterned open shirt with gold markings.

The second male suspect was aged in his late teens, was 5ft 5ins tall, with slight facial hair and with short hair on sides which was longer on top. He wearing a white polo shirt with a black/navy blue trim around the cuffs and light blue skinny fit jeans with rips.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference number: 37/27203/20

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update
 
Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Phone – Call 101

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999