Mother threatened with knife as she walked with young daughter in Ipswich

Suffolk police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward - stock image

Suffolk police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward - stock image

A knife was brandished in an attempted robbery on a mother as she walked with her three-year-old daughter in Ipswich yesterday.

The incident took place between 2.20pm and 2.30pm yesterday in Stoke Park Drive, opposite the entrance to Bourne Park.

The victim, a woman aged in her forties, was walking along the pavement pushing her young daughter in a buggy, when she was approached by a man and a woman who demanded money from her.

Both suspects used threatening behaviour towards the victim, with the woman holding what was described as a bread knife.

The victim did not hand over any money and screamed out for help, at which point the suspects ran off in the direction of the entrance to Bourne Park.

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They may have got into a black 4x4 vehicle which the victim saw in the car park.

The suspects are both described as black, aged in their forties and around 5ft 9in tall.

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The man was wearing a black woolly hat, plain black tracksuit top and black trousers.

The woman was also wearing a black woolly hat and a black top with a hood.

Suffolk police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who may have witnessed this incident or seen people matching this description.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ipswich CID on 101 quoting reference 19450/16, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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