Woman in her 80s has bag stolen during Ipswich distraction theft

The incident happened on Felixstowe Road 

The incident happened on Felixstowe Road - Credit: Maps

A woman in her 80s had her bag and credit cards stolen during a theft at an Ipswich supermarket. 

The incident took place on Monday, March 8 at around 12.20pm. 

The elderly victim was unpacking her shopping into the boot of their car at the Sainsbury's supermarket on Felixstowe Road.  

She was approached by a man who started to talk to her.

Another man then reached into her bag and stole a card holder containing cards.  The men then ran away. The bank card was used at a nearby ATM.

One suspect is described as being over 5ft tall, late 30s/early 40s, well built, with light brown hair, brown eyes, and was wearing a white face mask.  

The second man was approximately 23 to 24 years old.  

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Anyone who has any information about this theft are asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting crime reference 37/11403/21

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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