Man robbed in Portman Road after withdrawing cash in Norwich Road

Police are urging witnesses to come forward.

Police are urging witnesses to come forward.

A man was robbed shortly after withdrawing money from a cash machine in Ipswich last night, police have said.

The 24-year-old man withdrew an amount of cash from an ATM in Norwich Road and continued towards town, turning right in to Portman Road at around 7pm.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said that, as he was walking, a man approached from behind and demanded the cash. The victim handed it over.

A group of around 10 men standing nearby ran away after the incident.

The victim returned a short while later and saw the offender again. He chased him to Alderman Road, where he lost sight of him.

The offender is described as having a dark complexion, between 25 and 30 years old, around 6ft tall, had dark coloured short hair and was of a muscular build.

On the first occasion the offender was wearing a brown zipped up leather jacket but on the second occasion a blue zipped Adidas jumper.

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Police are investigating and have urged any witnesses or people with information about the incident to come forward.

Call police quoting IC/15/2968 on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.