Walker robbed at knifepoint

POLICE are today hunting a knife-wielding robber who struck in Ipswich.A man walking along a street in the Stoke Park area was jumped from behind and then threatened with a knife after being knocked to the ground.

POLICE are today hunting a knife-wielding robber who struck in Ipswich.

A man walking along a street in the Stoke Park area was jumped from behind and then threatened with a knife after being knocked to the ground.

The robber escaped with the 56-year-old's wallet after the terrifying attack.

A police spokeswoman said the victim was walking along Fountains Road near the junction with Abingdon Close at about 7.15pm yesterday.


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He was approached from behind by a man who jumped on his back and demanded money.

The force of the jump forced the pair to tumble to the ground and it was then that the knife was produced.

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Two people near to the scene of the incident chased the offender down Abingdon Close as he escaped with the victim's wallet.

It is believed the man was seen to leave the area in a blue coloured car.

Police are now hunting the man responsible, who was described as having a "swarthy" appearance.

He was said to be aged about 29 or 30-years-old and about 5ft 8in or 5ft 9in tall.

Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time who might be able to help in the investigation.

Anyone who either witnessed the incident or saw a man matching the description should call detective constable Sue Ramsay on 01473 383133 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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