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Girls rob woman of handbag

PUBLISHED: 12:14 04 January 2002 | UPDATED: 11:06 03 March 2010

IPSWICH police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in a built up residential area of the town.

The incident took place at around 5.45pm on New Year's Eve, in Cedarcroft Road.

IPSWICH police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in a built up residential area of the town.

The incident took place at around 5.45pm on New Year's Eve, in Cedarcroft Road.

A 53-year-old woman was walking from a bus stop in Meredith Road in the direction of Cedarcroft Road. She was followed by two girls who kept asking her for directions.

When the lady reached her home address, one of the girls snatched her handbag from her shoulder and ran off.

The lady sustained slight bruising to her arm.

The two offenders are described as white female, 5ft 6ins tall, 15-17 years old with blonde hair in a ponytail, she wore a coat, dark trousers and white trainers.

The other is 5ft 7ins tall, 15-17 years old, she had black shoulder length wavy hair and wore dark clothing.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or recognises the offenders from the description should call Det Con Dave Goldie at Ipswich CID on 01473 383092 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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