Robbers lead victim on trek across town

ATTACKERS stole a man's mobile phone and cash and then led him on pointless trip across Ipswich town centre.

ATTACKERS stole a man's mobile phone and cash and then led him on pointless trip across Ipswich town centre.

The 27-year-old victim was outside the Cricketers pub in Crown Street between 8.15pm and 9.45pm on March 28 when someone asked to use his mobile phone. He agreed but after handing it over, the man walked off with it and refused to return it.

A second man then approached and offered his help in getting the phone for cash. As the victim got his wallet out, the second man snatched its contents and made off.

The victim followed the first man through town to an address where they were met by a third man. The victim was told to wait and after a short time the first and third man returned. He walked with them for a short distance and again asked for his phone back. The first man grabbed his hair and threatened him. The first and third men then went into some flats near Rendlesham Court and told the victim to wait outside.

After waiting for them for nearly an hour he decided to leave and sought help from nearby family.

The first man is described as white, aged 16 to 18 years old, about 5ft 6ins and was wearing a dark blue Adidas hooded top, tracksuit bottoms and trainers. The second man is described as white and was wearing a grey sports jacket with a zip, tracksuit trousers and trainers. The third man was white, with black hair and was wearing a light blue hooded top.

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If you can help police with their enquiries call Dc Sophie Leone at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Were you the victim involved? Call The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk.

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