Man arrested following robbery of Ipswich takeaway delivery driver

A Suffolk police officer. Stock image.

A Suffolk police officer. Stock image.

A man has been arrested following the robbery of a takeaway delivery driver in Ipswich earlier this month.

The incident occurred when a delivery driver for Royal Eastern Indian takeaway attempted to deliver food to an address at Chesterton Close on Wednesday, March 23, at around 9.40pm.

The driver was met by two men, one who appeared to have a knife, and the food was taken from him.

A 25-year-old man was arrested yesterday and was taken into custody at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre, where he was interviewed on suspicion of robbery in connection with the incident.

He has now been bailed to return to police on May 6, to allow further enquiries to be carried out.

Officers are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to the incident and have asked anyone with information to call Ipswich CID on 101 quoting crime reference number 24222/16.