Attempted theft on teenage girl

POLICE in Ipswich are appealing for information following the attempted theft of a handbag from a teenage girl walking in the town.At around 7.40am on Tuesday a 17-year-old girl was walking from High Street, Ipswich, and made her way along Crown Street towards the subway near to the Iceland store.

POLICE in Ipswich are appealing for information following the attempted theft of a handbag from a teenage girl walking in the town.

At around 7.40am on Tuesday a 17-year-old girl was walking from High Street, Ipswich, and made her way along Crown Street towards the subway near to the Iceland store. She was aware that a man was walking about 10 feet behind her.

She entered the subway and made her way towards the St Matthew's Street exit, the same man ran towards her from the opposite direction and grabbed for her handbag, the victim pulled away and shouted at the offender who subsequently ran off.

It is believed that the offender, having been the same man who had been walking behind the victim, had entered the subway from the Crown Street entrance.

He is described as:

A male of Mediterranean appearance, approximately 30 years old, 5'10" with black hair, he wore a blue denim jacket with white top underneath and black trousers.

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There were other people walking in the subway at around the same time as the incident took place. Police would like to hear from anyone who has information in relation to this incident or who recognises the offender from the description.

Calls to PC Mark Strutt at Ipswich Police on 01473 613500 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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