Ipswich: Shopworker’s terror as thug makes stab threat

There was an attempted robbery at Penzance Road Post Office this morning, Tuesday 2nd April.

There was an attempted robbery at Penzance Road Post Office this morning, Tuesday 2nd April. - Credit: Archant

A BRAVE shop worker was left shaken after a would-be robber threatened to stab her as he attempted to steal a bag containing thousands of pounds in cash.

The victim, who is thought to be a member of staff at the OneStop in Penzance Road, Kesgrave, was walking towards the nearby post office on the same road at 9.50am yesterday when the incident took place.

As she reached the door of the post office, carrying a bag containing the shop takings, she was approached by a man who stood in front of her. Police said the man blocked her entrance to the post office and grabbed her arm before demanding money.

It is understood the bag contained thousands of pounds.

During a struggle between the two, the man threatened to stab the victim. However, a weapon was never seen by the victim.


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The man eventually ran from the scene empty-handed.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “The woman was left shaken but was not hurt during the incident.”

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Police said the attacker is white, between 5ft 4ins and 5ft 6ins. He was wearing dark clothes, a hat and a dark-coloured scarf pulled over his face.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Dc Claire Andrews at Leiston CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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