December 8 2013 Latest news:
Friday, September 27, 2013
A 27-year-old man has been arrested after two knife robberies that took place in Ipswich today, Friday 27 September.
A woman reported to police that a man tried to rob her of a handbag and threatened her with a knife in Fletcher Road at approximately 1pm.
Shortly after a second woman made a similar report to officers that a man had tried to grab her handbag while threatening her with a knife in Wherstead Road around 1.30pm.
Following the second incident, the offender was detained by a member of the public until police arrived.
The man from Ipswich was arrested on suspicion of robbery and is currently being held at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.