Robber strikes in Suffolk village

PEACE in a quiet Suffolk village was shattered when a wax-jacketed robber forced his way into a woman's home.Hadleigh Police are appealing for information after the incident in hadleigh Road, Boxford, at 2.

By Tracey Sparling

POLICE are hunting a wax-jacketed robber after he forced his way into a woman's home and robbed her.

Hadleigh Police are appealing for information after the incident in Hadleigh Road, Boxford.

A 32-year-old woman opened her door to a man who forced his way in and demanded cash.

When she refused, a struggle ensued, resulting in the woman being hit in the face.

The man left the house on foot after taking some personal items from her handbag.

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He is described as unkempt, aged in his late 40s, 6ft tall, with mousey grey hair, and wore a green waxed jacket and blue jeans.

The victim was left with a bruised face and a small cut to her arm.

Police would like to hear from anyone in the area at the time, or who saw a man acting suspiciously either on foot or in a vehicle.

Anyone with information about the incident, which happened at 2.15pm on Tuesday, should telephone Dc John Peddelty on 01473 383442 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.