Ipswich – Appeal following attempted robbery
Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Ipswich.
The incident took place at approximately 7am yesterday, Thursday 30 January, in Hadleigh Road.
The victim – a 16-year-old teenage boy – was cycling and as he passed the entrance to Chantry Park, he saw a male who then held his arm out and gestured to him to stop.
The teenager came to a stop and the male then pulled out a knife from the left pocket of his jeans, which he held down by his side. The male then stepped towards the victim and asked him if he had anything on him.
At the same time, two other people appeared from the bushes in front of a derelict property and stood beside the victim’s bicycle.
The victim said he didn’t have anything on him and he then cycled away.
The three people did not make any physical contact with the victim and they did not prevent him from cycling away.
The first suspect is described as male, white, aged in his 30s, tall and of slim build. He was wearing a black beanie hat and had a black and red printed scarf pulled up over his nose. He was also wearing a black North Face jacket with a logo on the right side of the chest area, black skinny jeans, black boots and brown leather gloves.
The second suspect is described as being approximately 5ft 8ins tall and was wearing a plain green jacket and a black beanie hat. They were also carrying a black or grey coloured rucksack. It isn’t known if they were male or female.
It also isn’t known if the third suspect was male or female or what they were wearing.
Officers will be carrying out patrols and making further enquiries in the area today, Friday 31 January and over the weekend.
Officers are also keen to speak to anyone who may have captured any dash-cam footage while driving along Hadleigh Road between 6.45am and 7.15am yesterday morning, Thursday 30 January.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has knowledge of it should contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference: 37/6279/20
Email: [email protected]
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