Robber tries to drag women from cars

DETECTIVES in Ipswich are appealing for information following a mugging and two attempted robberies.At around 8pm yesterday a woman was sitting in her parked car in Clarkson Street.

DETECTIVES in Ipswich are appealing for information following a mugging and two attempted robberies.

At around 8pm yesterday a woman was sitting in her parked car in Clarkson Street.

A man approached the car and tried to pull her from the vehicle. She shouted out and he walked off.

The main is described as white, in his 20s, 5ft 9in to 6ft tall with a bald head.

A little later in the evening at around 8.55pm a lady was driving along London Road in her Renault Laguna. She stopped at the traffic lights with the junction of Hadleigh Road. A man approached her vehicle, opened the door and whilst pulling at her forearm demanded she get out of the car.

The lady sounded her horn, shouted and screamed. A nearby man intervened and told the man to leave her alone, at this point the lady was able to drive away.

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The offender is described as white, 25-35 years old of large build with either bald or short cropped hair.

At the time the incident occurred there were other vehicles in the area, queuing at the traffic lights. The Police would like to hear from these people and from the man who intervened and helped the woman.

Anyone with information in relation to either of these incidents should call Detective Sergeant Paul Barber on 01473 383132.

In a separate incident at around 10.30pm on Friday a man was walking home along Nacton Road, as he turned into The Drift he noticed two men ahead of him.

As he walked past them he was grabbed around the neck from behind and forced to the floor. A quantity of cash was taken from his pockets, after a short struggle the two offenders ran off in the direction of Nacton Road.

The victim sustained minor injuries during the robbery.

The offenders are described as:

A white male of thin build wearing a baseball cap.

A black male, 6ft tall of large build also wearing a baseball cap.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time or maybe saw anyone acting suspiciously. Calls should be made to DC Steve Corbett at Ipswich CID on 01473 383185 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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