Knife pulled in street attack

A WOULD-be thief pulled what is thought to have been a knife on his victim in a street attack in Ipswich.The 35-year-old man was walking through the AXA car park in Portman Road about 2am on Sunday when he was approached by a man who tried to steal his phone.

A WOULD-be thief pulled what is thought to have been a knife on his victim in a street attack in Ipswich.

The 35-year-old man was walking through the AXA car park in Portman Road about 2am on Sunday when he was approached by a man who tried to steal his phone.

The victim punched the man but his attacker then produced what is thought to have been a knife.

The victim then quickened his pace and the offender left empty handed after following the man for a short distance.


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The offender of European appearance with light but not white skin, 5ft 10in to 6ft, with floppy unkempt collar length dark brown or black hair.

He was wearing a three-quarter length leather type jacket or topcoat.

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He is also described as having a foreign accent.

Anyone with information should call Dc Tim Wheatley at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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