Teenager robbed and threatened with knife in Ipswich’s Princes Street

Princes Street where the incident took place. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Princes Street where the incident took place. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was allegedly threatened with a knife and robbed in the centre of Ipswich.

Officers were called to reports a man had stolen a 15-year-old boy’s bike in Princes Street yesterday evening.

The incident, which police believe involved the boy being stopped and shouted at by an unknown man who later pulled out a knife, is believed to have happened between 7.45pm and 8pm.

A police spokesman said: “We were called yesterday, Sunday February 4, following reports of a robbery in Ipswich.

“Between the hours of 7.45pm and 8pm, a 15-year-old boy, who was cycling in Princes Street, Ipswich, was approached and shouted at to stop by an unknown man.

“The man is then alleged to have pulled out a knife before threatening the boy if he didn’t give him his bike, while they were outside Zak’s car wash, in the same street.

They added: “The boy dropped the bike to the floor and the man is said to have picked it up and cycled in the direction of Ipswich railway station.

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“Officers would be keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or may have seen a bright orange, Carrera men’s mountain bike in and around the times stated.

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact Ipswich CID on 101 quoting reference 6815/18.

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