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Hunt for knife threat girl

PUBLISHED: 15:28 24 June 2003 | UPDATED: 14:02 03 March 2010

POLICE are hunting for a teenage girl who threatened an Ipswich shopkeeper with a knife in a bid to rob the till.

The girl approached a newsagent's kiosk in St Matthew's Street at 7.40am on Sunday and asked for a packet of cigarettes before producing a small knife and demanding cash from the till.

POLICE are hunting for a teenage girl who threatened an Ipswich shopkeeper with a knife in a bid to rob the till.

The girl approached a newsagent's kiosk in St Matthew's Street at 7.40am on Sunday and asked for a packet of cigarettes before producing a small knife and demanding cash from the till.

But the shopkeeper, who has not been named, refused and called the police.

The would-be robber then fled along Berners Street.

The girl is described as white, 5ft tall, of slim build, around 16 years old with long ginger hair and was wearing a hooded top.

Anyone with information should call DC Dave Dulake on 01473 383133 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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