Man produces knife in brazen daylight robbery

Police have called off their missing persons search Picture: ARCHANT

Police have called off their missing persons search Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A daylight robbery near Ipswich town centre has left a man shaken after an offender drew a knife in the middle of the afternoon.

The incident happened at 2.15pm on Monday, December 10 in the car park next to the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, when a man in his 20s was approached by another man.

The victim was asked to hand over his backpack but, after he refused, the offender drew a knife.

The pair were then involved in a struggle and the offender threatened the victim before stealing the backpack.

The victim was left shaken by the incident but was physically unharmed.

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The male suspect is described as white, aged between 15 and 18 years of age, between 5ft 10in and 5ft 11in, of a slim build with brown hair and wispy facial hair.

He was wearing a grey hooded top with a white zip and white toggles, with the hood up.

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Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact South CID on 101 quoting reference 71403/18.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the anonymous online form at

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