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Arrest made in connection with robbery of elderly woman in Ipswich’s Victoria Street

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Police investigating a robbery of a 79-year-old woman in Ipswich on Bonfire Night have arrested a man in connection with the incident.

Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances of the attack, which happened near Westgate Ward Social Club in Victoria Street at around 7.35pm, with police renewing their appeal for witnesses.

Officers arrested a 30-year-old man, of no fixed address, on suspicion of robbery in Ipswich yesterday.

He was questioned by detectives at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre – and has now been released under investigation.

Police chiefs said: “Detectives are continuing to try to trace four potential witnesses.

“One of these is believed to have walked past the victim’s car and the suspect just before the robbery takes place.

“They are described as male, wearing trainers, black baggy trousers/jogging bottoms, a large black coat and a black baseball cap.

The other three people walked across Victoria Street moments after the robbery.

A Suffolk police spokesman added: “They came from the direction of the social club in Prospect Street and walked beside the Masons pub into Ainslie Road.

“They can be seen in CCTV footage of the robbery which was previously released by police.”

The victim’s brown handbag – containing a phone in a glittery cases, brown-framed bifocal glasses in a red case and a brown purse with a zip in the middle – has still not been found.

To help, call South CID at Landmark House on 101.

Or, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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