Pensioner scares off would-be robber

POLICE are hunting a youth who demanded cash from a pensioner after she answered a knock at her door - but then scared him off with her walking stick.The teenager called at a house in Surrey Road, Felixstowe, and when the 88-year-old owner answered he asked her to hand over her money.

POLICE are hunting a youth who demanded cash from a pensioner after she answered a knock at her door - but then scared him off with her walking stick.

The teenager called at a house in Surrey Road, Felixstowe, and when the 88-year-old owner answered he asked her to hand over her money.

The victim refused and threatened him with her walking stick.

The youth then ran off in the direction of Newry Avenue.

Police said the victim - who has not been named - was not injured but was extremely shaken by the incident.

Officers have carried out house-to-house inquiries and are anxious to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time or who has information that will help them to trace the would-be robber.

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The offender is described as a white teenage male, around 5 ft tall, wearing a dark-coloured hoody or anorak.

The incident happened between 1 pm and 1.30 pm on Tuesday January 16.

Anyone who has information should contact Detective Constable John Kirby at Felixstowe police station on 01473 613500 or calls can be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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