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Ipswich: Pair try to rob man resting on bench in Bourne Park

12:28 27 February 2014

Attempted robbery of man in Bourne Park

Attempted robbery of man in Bourne Park


A man was subjected to a robbery attempt while resting on a park bench in Ipswich in the early hours of Wednesday morning.


Police are appealing for information following the attempted robbery in Bourne Park.

Sometime between 1.30am and 2am on Wednesday, February 26 the male victim was resting on a bench in Bourne Park near to the toilets when two men approached him and made attempts to go through his pockets.

During the incident the offenders grabbed the man by his throat and pinned him to the bench. They also tried to steal the man’s bike, which was chained to the bench before walking away.

The first man is described as tall, of thin build, aged between 28-30 years old, of ‘Mediterranean’ appearance and with a dark beard. He was wearing a dark coloured hooded top and dark clothing.

The second man is described as short, of medium build and with a bald head. He was wearing a light grey top.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact DC Simon Bendall at Ipswich CID on 101 quoting reference IW/14/659 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



  • "resting on a bench at sometime between 1:30 and 2am, near to the toilets" there's more to that than meets the eye. Bike chained to the bench too..

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    Mr M

    Friday, February 28, 2014

  • "resting on a bench at sometime between 1:30 and 2am, near to the toilets" there's more to that than meets the eye. Bike chained to the bench too..

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    Mr M

    Friday, February 28, 2014

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